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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…
Una entrada más al canon de: Buenas películas que suponen un soplo de aire fresco a su género pero que han creado monstruos y gente gilipollas involuntariamente y que casualmente están casi todas protagonizadas por el bueno de Brad Pitt.
I think this movie was over hyped. The concept is good, but there's no character developement except the romance. The romance felt too forced and unbelievable. I was intertained, but I expected much more...
So many legit actors in some of their best roles all in one movie. Only Soderbergh.
A pretty enjoyable, but very throwaway, flick.
I always enjoy heist movies for their cathartic nature, something about seeing a group of people planning a daring feat and pulling it off, usual with a few wrinkles to keep things interest, is just endlessly satisfying for me.
I actually was a little bit disappointed with the cast, I expected more from Brad Pitt and Matt Dammon in particular, but really Ocean's Eleven isn't about deep characters. It aims to be a slice of cinema escapism, a goal it succeeds in achieving with ease.
When i watch this now I can remember EXACTLY which scenes they used in the original TV commercial.
Does Soderbergh think Ilsa should have ended up with Rick instead of Victor? If so, this movie has to lose some cool points. I mean, it had plenty to spare, but still.
Late night preview of Steven Soderbergh's star-studded remake of the Frank Sinatra heist flick, with George Clooney as Danny Ocean teamed with Julia Roberts as Tess. In time, this would come to be a bad idea, but Clooney was propped up by Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner and Shaobo Qin. Andy Garcia is the casino owner with no sense of humour. David Holmes' score keeps the movie ticking along, aided by Clooney and co's horseplay. The continuation of a beautiful friendship, until Clooney and Soderbergh amicably divorced - a bro- vorce.
I wasn't expecting such a great movie.
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