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Plot-wise, Out of Sight is a relatively standard crime-caper film. But Soderbergh's perfectly paced, entertaining direction, Scott Frank's superb screenplay, Anne V. Coates' editing masterclass and the ensemble cast (Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Catherine Keener, Don Cheadle, Albert Brooks, Michael Keaton and more) put this film a class above. It is also considerably less insufferable and smug than Soderbergh's Oceans trilogy.
But more than anything, the film works because of George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, both of whom are doing career-best work here (fans of Lopez in Hustler may well disagree of course). Clooney is charming and charismatic; Lopez is tough, intelligent, independent. Crucially, even though they only share a relatively small number of scenes, the…