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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.
Disposable entertainment that helps ease the pain of living this cruel life that we are forced to live.
This isn't a movie, it's a magic trick.
Part of A Film A Day
"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…
Watched as part of my July Vegas Challenge.
Ocean's Eleven is an entertaining heist movie about a group of 11 men who, led by Danny Ocean, plan to simultaneously rob the Bellagio, The Mirage and the MGM Grand casinos in Las Vegas.
The pacing is quick, the dialogue is sharp and performances all round are great. The heist, although incredibly far-fetched, is fun to watch as it unfolds.
One problem this film suffers from, as do most films with a large ensemble cast, is that the audience aren't given the time to get to know all the main characters. I also don't believe Tess' motivation to get back with Danny Ocean at the end of the film. However, I can…
Somehow, Ocean's Eleven had escaped my viewing until just now, but I'm glad I finally got to it.
Heist films are generally good so long as they're clever and somewhat believable. Ocean's Eleven delivers in both areas and provides a whacky ensemble of characters to boot.
I would have rated it 4 stars, but Cheadle's accent and the implication that Julia Roberts is attractive knock it down a half.
Looking forward to watching the original, but remaining skeptical about the sequels.
a kind of movie that'll make you shout "clever!"
Ocean's Eleven is an incredibly enjoyable heist, thanks to the brilliant script, entertaining characters and precise direction.
I still don't get this.
''...this is not a movie about suspense but about suavity.'' - Roger Ebert.
A slick, beautifully edited & directed caper, with a great, mostly on-form ensemble, crackling dialogue, a neat score, and dazzling visuals of the Sin City; Las Vegas. Superficial, but entertaining.
Cool, slick, oozing style and packed to the rafters with star power and classy performances, Ocean's Eleven is still a powerhouse of sheer undeniable stature
The first part of a great trilogy of films. Love the cast that Soderbergh put together for this.
List of food Brad Pitt ate in the film:
- bar nuts
- cheeseburger with bacon
- chewing gum
- cotton candy
- ice cream
- shrimp cocktail
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