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Chris Pratt, a night janitor who, in the wake of a traumatic car accident, suffers from a leaky memory and an unreliable sense of self that makes even everyday situations challenging . . . and changes everything when he finds himself swept up in a bold, multimillion dollar bank heist.
PROFANITY: 24 F-words (2 used sexually), 13 S-words, 3 GD's, 10 others. SEX/NUDITY: Implied sexual activity, sexual sounds, some nudity. VIOLENCE: A couple of shootouts, several killed. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and smoking. ACTION: A couple of shootouts lasting a few seconds. COMEDY: Just a couple of smiles.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The Lookout is an effective little thriller that almost works from taut beginning to unspectacular end. The premise is interesting and the story is developed in such a way that the viewer is engaged throughout.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good As Frank spins a web of intrigue and deceit, the movie is sometimes deliberately paced, then intensifies at unlikely moments, artfully blending pulse-stopping, nerve-jangling suspense with sharp dialogue and nuanced portrayals.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 17 moviegoers:Sorry for so few opinions. Hardly anyone showed up for this movie its opening weekend. The professional movie critics certainly loved "The Lookout," but as usual, their opinions aren't very accurate for the average moviegoer. These few moviegoer opinions aren't terrible but they certainly aren't great. About half of the adult ladies truly enjoyed "The Lookout." However, most moviegoers rated it as average to below average, which is pretty low. I personally found it to be a fairly interesting movie but certainly not very exciting. I would highly recommend you wait for the video unless your taste in movies tends to run close to that of professional movie critics.
Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was once a Golden Boy athletic
hero in his small midwestern town. Chris had it all – a beautiful girlfriend, a well-heeled family and a
shining future. But after a serious accident, Chris has found himself in a strange new world where the
most basic things seem to fall through holes in his memory and nothing quite makes sense. Unable
to make it on his own, he lives with his mentor in navigating this surreal life – the wisecracking,
fiercely independent blind man, Lewis (Jeff Daniels). For a job, Chris sweeps the floor at the bank,
waiting for his halted life to come unstuck.
Things suddenly shift when he meets Gary Spargo (Matthew Goode), an old school
acquaintance and street philosopher who begins to revive Chris' shattered confidence, even helping
him find a girlfriend – albeit a stripper named Luvlee Lemons (Isla Fisher). But Gary has bigger
plans, and when he recruits Chris into his grand plan to rob the bank where he works, Chris appears
to be in way over his damaged head.
As the bank heist unravels into chaos, both Chris' uncertain future and even more importantly
Lewis' survival are on the line. Now, it is up to this young outcast who can't always think straight to
figure out how to outwit and take down his manipulators . . . his own way.