Friday, August 17, 2007

The Lookout (2007, Scott Frank)

"Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist."

I wish I could have loved the film a lot more but I still enjoyed it a lot.

Gordon Levitt once again proves to be an amazing actor and he is a lot of fun to watch in this one. However tight and solid the film may be I just couldn't let some things pass. There are some scenes that don't really connect and seem like more like something you would find in a deleted scenes special features. Meanwhile, there is a love interest sub plot that begins as a cliche, tries to turn into something original, and then just disappears to never be heard from again in the middle of the film.

Its a solid and very entertaining film, despite whatever flaws it may have.

- B+

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