The Lookout

Whoever has the money has the power


The Lookout
A former high-school hockey star had a car crash four years ago, and is left slightly brain-damaged. He works as a night janitor at a bank, and shares a home with an older, blind man. One day, he bumps into an old pal from school, who offers him two things he doesn't have... a woman, and a non-judgemental friend. However, there's a catch. In return, he has to help his friend rob the bank where he works. He agrees to this, but then there's a double-cross...

98 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Wish he didn't smell so much....

Credits

Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino, Bruce McGill, Alberta Watson
Director
Scott Frank
ScreenplayScott Frank
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyAlar Kivilo
EditingJill Savitt
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2007
Produced byBirnbaum/Barber, Larence Mark Productions, Miramax Films, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Spyglass Entertainment

IMDB page | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTense film about guilt, accident and redemption. Parents should be aware of the frequency of the strong language and the moderately complex themes.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconIntriguing thriller for the thinking viewer.
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconIets anders as die gewone verhaal.
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconFantastic writing makes thriller a cut above the rest.
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconUnfortunately the film is not really clever enough. You know what will happen long before it happens and it lacks the necessary tempo and plot twists that would make it more gripping.
13
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconThis film takes its subject matter seriously.
16
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconIt is a decent thriller with good acting and a fresh perspective.
10
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconEnjoyable yet contrived, one senses the screenplay was repeatedly worked over in a seminar or honed using a software program.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe Lookout's ambitions might be modest but its best scenes have no lack of menace or tension.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe Lookout is an effective little thriller that almost works from taut beginning to unspectacular end.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconThe film not only works because of a smart script, but also due to the characters, they way they've been formulated, and the ability of the performers to flesh them out with far more depth than one would have guessed for a film like this.
14
Metacritic.com
32 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
131 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA genuinely suspenseful and affecting noir.
18

What the People say

Internet
8318 Netizens quote iconGet ready for Joseph Gordon Levitt
15

Average .. 67%

13




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