Out of SightJune 26, 1998
A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 7.1/10 (46,085 voted)
Critic's Score: 85/100
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.
Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank
(as Elgin Marlowe)
(as Manny Suarez)
(as Luis Guzman)
Release Date: 26 June 1998
Filming Locations: Angola, Louisiana, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,020,435
(28 June 1998)
(30 August 1998)
Did You Know?
In November 2008, Entertainment Weekly magazine ranked
Out of Sight as #1 in their list of sexiest movies ever.
Seconds before the car crash the windows of the sedan are rolled down halfway. When it collides with the barrels, Karen thumps her head on a fully closed window.
Oh, I see, you guys are cynical.
Good Little Movie
Ah, 1998 Bill Clinton was still in the White House, the Gulf War had
no sequel, gas was under $2.00 a gallon, and a kinda-known actress was
in her pre-J. Lo/Jenny from the Block/Bennifer/media whore phase.
Back when she used to have a little (now she has a lot), Jennifer Lopez
was actually enjoyable in Steven Soderbergh's 'Out of Sight.' I saw
this in the theater when it came out and remember thinking it was one
of the better films I'd seen that year. I watched it again last night
on DVD, and I have to say that it still holds up. Clooney is finally
given a worthy vehicle, and he and Lopez have actual, undeniable
chemistry on the screen. The supporting players (especially the
incomparable Don Cheadle) are perfectly cast. Soderbergh effortlessly
knocks this one out of the park.
One critic gave the film two and a half out of four stars and claimed
'Out of Sight' was in need of a 'shot of adrenaline,' but I have no
idea where he's coming from. When you think of all the bad movies that
are released in any given year, you'd think you'd appreciate something