Whoever has the money has the power
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino, Bruce McGill, Alberta Watson
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Birnbaum/Barber, Larence Mark Productions, Miramax Films, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Spyglass Entertainment|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Comments||Tense 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.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer Intriguing thriller for the thinking viewer.
Mariana Malan Iets anders as die gewone verhaal.
Kenneth Turan Fantastic writing makes thriller a cut above the rest.
Rebekah Kendal Unfortunately 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.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Leon van Nierop This film takes its subject matter seriously.
Ivan Sadler It is a decent thriller with good acting and a fresh perspective.
John P. McCarthy Enjoyable yet contrived, one senses the screenplay was repeatedly worked over in a seminar or honed using a software program.
Jason Anderson The Lookout's ambitions might be modest but its best scenes have no lack of menace or tension.
James Berardinelli The Lookout is an effective little thriller that almost works from taut beginning to unspectacular end.
Peter Travers A haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin.
The 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.
Tomatometer A genuinely suspenseful and affecting noir.
What the People say
8318 Netizens Get ready for Joseph Gordon Levitt
Average .. 67%