Best Movies by Farr

Out of Sight

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What's it About

Handsome, suave career bank robber Jack Foley (Clooney) escapes from a Florida prison, only to be nabbed by gorgeous federal marshal Karen Sisco (Lopez). Foley's partner Buddy (Rhames) intervenes, however, and the crafty convict squirms away, but not before he and Sisco have a long, overheated ride in the trunk of a car. While both fantasize about their mutual attraction, priorities prevail: Jack plans a major diamond heist, and Sisco checks up on his former associates and kooky ex-wife (Keener) hoping to smoke him out.

Why we love it

Mining the risqué wit and edgy, intricate plotting of Elmore Leonard's novel, this cool, stylish crime-caper romance by the director of "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" is designed solely for one purpose: to entertain. Clooney, trying to escape bush-league fame on TV's "ER," projects all the bad-boy self-confidence and irresistible charm that would soon make him a screen idol. Lopez is tough but alluring too, a sultry match for Clooney's charismatic, calculating Jack Foley. Strong, quirky support from Catherine Keener, Luis Guzman, Ving Rhames, and especially Don Cheadle (as a psychotic inmate) keep things rolling. Don't let this funky heist flick "Out of Sight."

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"