I’m not going to be coy or clever here, Out of Sight is one of my favourite films.
Soderburgh spins the tale so perfectly, carefully balancing out tension and comedy. Everyone is working towards a big heist, but the real driving force behind the whole thing is a lust-fuelled forbidden romance.
Clooney and Lopez don’t just have chemistry, they set the screen ablaze. It could be a side-show in any other film but here the sheer force of attraction between the two is what steals the show. Out of Sight has one of the most erotic on-screen relationships in movie history, and it feels like it wasn’t even trying.
A true modern masterpiece.