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Parents' Guide to

Out of Sight

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Clooney and Lopez sizzle in gun-happy heist flick.

Movie R 1998 123 minutes
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Sure, it's pretty much the same old forbidden love story we've seen a million times, and the violence and plot almost seem secondary. But it doesn't matter, because OUT OF SIGHT is one of those great Hollywood films. Clooney's legendary charm and Lopez's unreal beauty -- along with their spot-on acting -- are irresistible to the viewers as much as to each other. The two are perfectly cast. Supporting characters are well played by fabulous actors like Don Cheadle, Isaiah Washington, Steve Zahn, and Ving Rhames.

With director Steven Soderbergh's snappy directing, great editing, and perfectly upbeat music, it's not surprising that this film was nominated for two Academy Awards. The only shame in the whole film is that such great actors as Cheadle and Washington are resigned to playing the cliché characters of street thugs. They deserved some meatier roles.

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