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You can skip movies 10 times but never go back.
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.
I can't wait for Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina to murder me with feminist propaganda
Disposable entertainment that helps ease the pain of living this cruel life that we are forced to live.
i'm gonna drop you like third period french
I've loved this movie all 100 times I've watched it
Classy in a timid way
"Why do they always paint walls that color?"
"They say tope is very soothing."
-Danny and Rusty
Made after Souderberg won best director for Traffic, Oceans Eleven was a sort of cleansing of the palette project for him. Getting a bunch of A list movie stars to star in a remake of a Frank Sinatra heist film is a real fun way to do that. Souderberg is a master filmmaker and he's having real fun here. Shots that change perspectives and shot transitions to the same room, a story that makes you part of the heist but also surprises you at the end, characters that are fun to watch (I even like the bad guy) man this movie is good!
Is it high art? No it is not. Did it have a bad sequel? Yes (and a good one). But I've always enjoyed watching it and think you should watch it at least eleven times.
It is almost perfect, i could put it on right now and have a good time. The cast of characters are so memorable and the direction is super stylish.
Brad Pitt eats a lot of food, don't you think?
Normally when I watch a film with this much star power, it takes me out of the story because my brain tells me they are all actors. Yet, somehow this 2001 film bypassed that part of my brain and made me in owe of its wonderful cinematography and charismatic plot. Make sure you watch it.
Soderbergh's remake is still the coolest kid on the block.
Fun and breezy and hasn't aged a day.
Ted Griffen's caper script is bursting with gags and ideas. It's hard to do a good heist flick. This one just keeps the hits coming. Memorable moment and twist after the next. No doubt it gets more and more ridiculous as it goes along but its too much fun. The set up draws you in and lays everything out. The characters all have something going on despite the huge ensemble.
Props to the amazing cast. They all just kill it at being movie stars in a big Hollywood flick.
The real hero tho is Soderbergh who brings his considerable talent to bear.…
Very boring start
Still as cool and as slick as it was 15 years ago.