Notebook Reviews: OUT OF SIGHT

4 out of 5 stars

Steven Soderbergh – 1998.

Out Of Sight is as slick and fun crime film from director Steven Soderbergh. If you need an example of a movie in which all the elements come together in a perfect way, then this is it. The direction is superb, the screenplay exceptional, the casting spot-on and the cinematography and editing are first-rate. Add-on the funky score by David Holmes and you have something nearing perfection. Out Of Sight is like a perfect storm of talent. 

George Clooney is great as the on-the-run bank robber and Jennifer Lopez is excellent as the US Marshall tasked with tracking him down. Clooney and Lopez share some wonderful chemistry – and the film is loaded with a fantastic supporting cast including Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle and  Dennis Farina. Michael Keaton also appears in a brilliant cameo where he reprises his role of Ray Nicolette from Quentin Tarantino‘s Jackie Brown.

Out Of Sight is a truly enjoyable experience which is a must-see for all film buffs. Highly recommended.