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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.
Ocean’s Eleven is a meticulous heist film that tells the story of Danny Ocean, a fresh out of jail thief who plans to rob three Las Vegas casinos with the help of eleven specialists. Everything starts to make sense when we discover that Ocean's original plan is to rob the current millionaire boyfriend of his ex-wife.
The obvious strength of Steven Soderbergh's film is the way it grabs your attention and how the American director sucks you into his dirty world of crime and theft. It's impossible to resist to the charm of the film, Steven Soderbergh is so meticulous telling his story and his film is so entertaining and consuming that you just can't take your eyes off the…
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…
Invecchiato benissimo, sprizza ancora stile da tutti i pori, ha una colonna sonora deliziosa e un branco di attori che si divertono e fanno divertire. Anzi, quindici anni dopo, alcune gag "meta" fanno forse ancora più ridere. In tutto questo, Julia Roberts è bruttarella e porta i tacchi alti con la grazia di un tricheco. Così, ci tenevo a dirlo.
when will any heist movie ever be this good???
The fun beginning of a fun trilogy! And a cool remake at that!
Smart, witty, fun, nicely paced, oh and George Clooney. These are all the right ingredients for a good heist film.
I needed a good heist movie to wash the mediocre taste of "Focus" out of my mouth and given those circumstances there was no better time than now to see this. A fun popcorn film a whole lot of star power.
Crazy characters, crazy pace, and just all out insane, Ocean's Eleven features George Clooney at his charismatic best, Brad Pitt eating something in every scene, and Matt Damon giving it his all as a nerdy pickpocket. There's also Casey Affleck, Julia Roberts, and Don Cheadle with a British accent. What could have been a muddled, convoluted film with way too many big-name actors turned out to be a huge, incredibly fun blast. Nonsensical, furiously paced, along with a wacky but awesome vibe running throughout, this heist film definitely belongs on the shelf of "great popcorn flicks".
The most convoluted, campy, nonsensical film that I enjoyed the entire way through.
Did I mention how much I love heist movies? Because I love heist movies.
Ocean's Eleven is no exception to this. After seeing Focus and comparisons being drawn to Ocean's Eleven, I had to see this movie, not to mention that it was also a movie that I had been wanting to see for a while.
Ocean's Eleven is a clever, fun and well thought out movie with more than a couple twists and turns, while at the same time not an overwhelming amount of them either. Led by a strong cast with good supporting roles, Ocean's Eleven is a must see for any heist fans and well worth your time.
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