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Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.
Sometimes after rewatching a film I wasn't planning to watch, I come to Letterboxd to log it only to encounter a rating I can't make sense of. When I joined I just rated films I've seen from memory.
My memory sucks as I really don't know why I rated this three stars.
This was on the telly tonight and I just happened to pass by, got sucked in by the company it was keeping and the buckets of charm it was oozing. The entertainment it provides is effortless and smooth, strengthened by the natural way the impressive ensemble cast bounce off of each other.
Just a fantastic bit of escapism.
"I owe you from the thing with the guy in the place, and I'll never forget it."
Ocean's Eleven commits three of the cardinal sins of Hollywood filmmaking:
1. Thou shalt not profit off the success of a previous film.
2. Thou shalt not deliver comedy primarily through talented actors reading a humorous script.
3. Thou shalt not hold thine audience in suspense by means of misdirection or withholding information.
Yet somehow, by the glorious magic of Steven Soderbergh's tight pacing, skillful cinematography and classy soundtrack, as well as his wonderful collaboration with writer Ted Griffin, it succeeds in robbing me of my heart.
This isn't a movie, it's a magic trick.
Disposable entertainment that helps ease the pain of living this cruel life that we are forced to live.
Good heist films are rare, but when they are made they tend to become instant hits, because everybody loves them. There is absolutely no shame in admitting you do by the way. The art of the steal, the baddy as the film’s protagonist, glorification of the life of a thief, these are thrilling aspects of the sub-genre that grand them their gratification. ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, which I had never seen before even though being a huge Brad Pitt fan, is no exception to this rule of thumb and with a talented director as Soderbergh behind the steer wheel, nothing stops this all-stars cast from shining in the attractive roles they have been offered to play. And why wouldn’t they? They get…
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"You guys are pros. The best. I'm sure you can make it out of the casino. Of course, lest we forget, once you're out the front door, you're still in the middle of the fucking desert!"
Ocean's Eleven is one of the most original heist films ever made. And it's not because of how smart it is, or the way the heist goes down - it's in the way which director, Steven Soderbergh approaches the material. In no way is this a 'serious' heist films (such as Thief or Heat). It's a film that can be watched over and over - merely for the enjoyment of the dialogue. Rather than taking the route of…
Stylish and intelligent remake of the Rat Pack vehicle from the sixties. A band of thieves decide to take down the vault of 3 Las Vegas casinos. Bankrolled by an adversary of the casinos' owner, they plot an elaborate plan.
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Scott Caan, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts and many others in a Steven Soderbergh movie. Nothing wrong with that.
Fast, entertaining and excinting till today. Great dialogs and fun acting. Hasn't aged a bit.
Steven Soderberg is a great director but his talents here are wasted by an average script and above average performances.
The film is too "charisma" heavy where every single line is seemingly drenched in slight over performance. But it is enjoyable and you'll have a decent time as the heist unfolds with many a twist and turn.
Need a good feeling? Watch Ocean`s!
This film defenetly lights up your mood in one and a half hour, like few other can. Think im gonna go rob a casino tonight.
Soderbergh's mastery of transitions and the stars' endless charm make this film so damn watchable. It just slides on by.
One of the best heist movies by far!
This one really clicks on all cylinders, just like the heist itself it works like clockwork and gets you hooked immediately.
But above all - Soderbergh's feel for style and swagger is just spot on.
Oh god, Don Cheadle's accent in this...
One of my favorite films as a kid, but I probably haven't seen it over 10 years. Unfortunately I was distracted almost the whole time during my rewatch so I'll have to revisit it again some time soon.
Even with the limited attention I gave the film it's still awesome. A incredibly fun heist movie that never slows down and always keeps you guessing. The cast of course is amazing with literally an entire cast of A-Listers and since it's a Steven Soderbergh film it's one of the most gorgeous films ever to look at especially in terms of color.
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