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Flashback Friday- Out Of Sight (1998)

A bank robbery, despite the fact that it is a crime, has been the topic of several movies over the years.

In 1998, George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez starred in Out Of Sight.

Jack Foley (George Clooney) has made a career of robbing banks. With the help of his longtime cohort, Buddy Bragg (Ving Rhames), Jack has not only escaped jail, but has taken US Marshall Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) with them. Buddy and Jack and working to complete the biggest scam they can in Detroit. Karen is hot on their trail and more than ready to catch them  in the act, but her attraction to one of her targets is creating second thoughts.

Out Of Sight is an interesting film. Part action film and part dry comedy, this movie easily lingers between both genres.

One of my problems with the film is that once more,  despite the fact that Karen is in law enforcement, she is still forced into the romantic lead category. I understand that Karen feeling attracted to her target ups the dramatic ante, but I wish  it was not the center of the story.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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