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At Theaters: 3/30/2007 On Video: 8/14/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489973
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - It's a serious drama that takes its time setting up the story. Things don't really begin to happen until the last hour or so. It has some pretty strong content.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Joseph Gordon-Levitt TREASURE PLANET, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
Jeff Daniels RV, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, GODS AND GENERALS
Matthew Goode IMAGINE ME & YOU, MATCH POINT, CHASING LIBERTY
Isla Fisher HOT ROD, WEDDING CRASHERS
Carla Gugino NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, SPY KIDS 3D: GAME OVER
Wri/Dir: Scott Frank Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
A Thriller Driven By Emotion
A Brain-Damaged Hero
A Blind Man Leads The Way
Character-Fueled Villians
Stillness And Action
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Content Heading
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.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full 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 Today Full 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.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 18 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
5
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
11
About 50/50
91%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.

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