88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Lookout is Frank's show. He's crafted a haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rarely does a first-time director make as auspicious a debut as Scott Frank has done with the haunting, engrossing and intelligent thriller The Lookout.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
We saw what Mr. Gordon-Levitt could do in such diverse films as "Mysterious Skin" and "Brick," and in the TV sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun." But this performance is something else. It's unforgettable.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Frank's dialogue owes a little something to Elmore Leonard, but it's less comic and heavily brocaded.
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75

TV Guide

A smart, engrossing thriller in which you care as much about the characters as the crime.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A solidly above-average thriller.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Though The Lookout is eventually a genre film, with a tense, bang-up ending, it is also a thoughtful study of a young man trying to make sense of a world that he is having to learn all over again.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Promises minor pleasures and delivers them. In the process, it's gracious enough to kick in a few extras: a nifty central gimmick, a self-effacing lead performance, and a big slice of ham from supporting actor Jeff Daniels .
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Coolly crafted crime thriller.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A thriller that wheezes along on bits and pieces of ''character.''
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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