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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…
Pretty damn good movie here. Now I'm not saying it's a masterpiece but I enjoyed the movie. Not a huge fan on how they decided to end the movie but other than that I enjoyed the rest of the movie. I thought the action scenes were done fine. I thought the performances were good. (except Julia Roberts, I didn't like her in this)
So overall I liked this movie and am kinda excited to watch Ocean's twelve. This movie would get an "isgood"
I could watch this everyday of the week.
one of the best remakes ever made, soderbergh can do wrong
A heist in a con in a get your wife back film in a revenge story in a redemption plot in an ensemble piece - what a movie!
Fun to watch and entertaining like not many other movies.
the dialogue in this movie is a masterpiece - so much is left unsaid between danny and rusty yet we (as viewers) fully understand as much of their meaning as we're meant to.
This is the birth of an idea, but the idea has not yet developed. This is a cute baby that will eventually grow into the smarter than its years teenager of Ocean's 13. I anticipate Ocean's 12 to be a loud 4 year old with tons of energy, if memory serves.
A Sojourn Into Soderbergh Day 8
This is one of those movies that you watch the whole time with a smile on your face. The whole thing feels like a party, and everyone, save for Julia Roberts, who is not very good, appears to be having a great time. The cast is excellent, again, except for Julia Roberts, (Boy I am worried for Erin Brockovich) and Soderbergh's direction, as well as the editing keep this moving at a good pace. The characters are all a riot and the stakes seem real. This film speed along its 1 hour 56 minute runtime with only one unnecessary detour, namely the trip to the laboratory in California. This movie was just as great as I remembered it to be.
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