Today: February 29, 2024

Out Of Sight

In 2009, Entertainment Weekly published the ’50 Sexiest Movies Ever’ list. If you’ve seen Out of Sight before, you’ll understand completely why it took the top spot. And if you haven’t, boy are you in for a treat. Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 crime caper is right up there with the best of the genre, and certainly one of the top films of the 1990s.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by the great Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight feels effortlessly cool. Every frame is bursting with style and swagger, while Scott Frank’s rapidfire wit-filled and non-linear screenplay could easily rival Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Add to that a killer soundtrack and some fantastic performances from two of 90s Hollywood’s sexiest stars, and you’ve got yourself a hell of a ride.

George Clooney delivers his finest and most charismatic performance as Jack Foley, a silver-tongued bank-robber. After busting out of jail with the help of his pal Buddy (Ving Rhames), he finds himself face-to-face with US Marshal Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez). One kidnapping later, and Jack & Karen are closer than they ever imagined – eventually, proving that you can find romance anywhere. But don’t worry, manly men among you. This is a crime caper through-and-through, with one of the best climaxes in the history of the genre.

But upon release, the film didn’t exactly blow up like it should’ve. “Even though it didn’t do really well box office-wise – we sort of tanked – it was a really good film”, Clooney said in an interview. It was a really good film, and still is. At least now it has the audience it deserves.

Out of Sight is one of the sexiest, coolest and most entertaining caper films ever made and with a new Blu-ray release out on shelves now, anyone out there who doesn’t yet own the film should seriously think about changing that.

Previous Story

Parenthood

Next Story

Donald Trump is back?

Latest from Blog

Memory

Memory (2023)

Memory is an exquisite American drama in the tender embrace of Michel Franco’s cinematic prowess.

Lone Star – Criterion Collection

Rarely in cinema do you come across a filmmaker as versatile as Lone Star writer-director John Sayles. Here is a man who cut his Hollywood teeth working for Roger Corman, got early

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is a curious beast. It’s a war film whose battles are mostly fought in a court room. It’s a Kubrick epic, that feels like a small, claustrophobic indie movie.

Monolith

Monolith is a film that delights and surprises in equal measure. This low-fi, slow burn thriller is part science fiction, part social commentary, with just the right amount of bumps and jumps

Billions Complete Series Unboxing

As Paul Giamatti remains a frontrunner in the race for this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor with his beautifully layered performance in The Holdovers, there’s no better time to catch up

Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy Unboxing

The heat is on. Eddie Murphy’s beloved street-smart Detroit cop Axel Foley is coming back to our screens in the highly-anticipated fourth entry in the Beverly Hills Cop series this summer, so
Go toTop

Don't Miss

  Catch 22: Read Before You View

This May, Joseph Heller’s dark, anti-war satire, Catch 22, gets

Money Monster

It is a crying shame that Money Monster didn’t do