Mini Film Review-The Lookout



directed by Scott Frank

99 minutes


Plot-This is being re-released on blu ray by Echo Bridge Entertainment. Chris was 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.


Review-This is one of the films that pushed Joseph Gordon Levitt to the stratosphere. This film is such a great character study. Chris had it all, and in the blink of a eye it is all gone. After a bad accident he is reduced to being a janitor at a bank, and having to take notes so he can remember things. This film is so much about reality, when realism hits us in that moment in life and we have to face with what we are and fate, and hope it is what we wanted it to be. Chris, is manipulated by the leader of a gang who wants to rob the bank. They make him question life, and things around him. The sad part of this whole film is that Scott Frank, never did anything to follow this film up. This film works so well, because of the well written script and the stars. Powerful scenes and a very tense climax. This film is a must.


The blu ray transfer while not the best, is a million times better than the dvd quality. So, I was just happy that the sound and picture were better than I remembered them.


9 out of 10