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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.
Disposable entertainment that helps ease the pain of living this cruel life that we are forced to live.
I was going to the gym yesterday, instead I went home, had some cake and watched Ocean's eleven, it's really excellent for that purpose
"Apparently he's got a record longer than my.. ..it's ..long."
Pure enjoyment, from start to finish.
Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven which kick-started a new trilogy, is perhaps the most baller film of all time.
I mean, it's just so dope; the dialogue pitch-perfect, the soundtrack inspired and the direction so maticulous, you can almost envision Stevie brushing his shoulder off in the corner of each frame.
The performances are collectively fantastic with the trip of Clooney, Damon and Pitt bossing the picture.
Don Cheadle's British accent is spot-on too - me and all my pals speak EXACTLY LIKE HE DOES.
As modern casts go this has one of the best. Steven Soderbergh directs Clooney,Pitt,Damon and co. with a nonchalance that showed just how cool remakes could be.
Heist movies can be hit or miss affairs,this one was most definitely a hit. A huge box-office take and critically acclaimed for a high concept plot with ridiculous scenarios that somehow just works,this was the first real crime-caper movie of the 21st century. Intricate and intelligent with above all a cast of genuinely likeable misfits,this spawned two sequels of diminishing quality.Cool,assured and entertaining,Soderbergh delivered a fresh take on a genre that had stagnated since the seventies.
Not the best heist movie out there but thanks to the great chemistry amongst the cast, this is surely an entertaining one. Clever, witty, and stylish fun.
I'm not intentionally re-watching these in an odd order but if these films are on TV I can't help but watch them and ITV were showing this tonight. I think I would stop this if I just bought the box set so I'll see if it goes for silly money in the post-Christmas sales.
I can't remember when I first saw this film, but I've seen it numerous times since and much like O13, it never gets any less enjoyable. I may like this one more than either sequel because it's fresh and new. That said, though the character chemistry is good here, it is phenomenal in 13 so that's why I can't really rank any of these above the…
Gioco di prestigio per Soderbergh, con il trio Pitt-Clooney-Damon ispirato e in stile 'vacanza'. Illusione da maestri.
Soderbergh consiguió con su "Ocean's Eleven", lo que muchos otros antes han intentado, superar al original. Puede que la película de Lewis Milestone tuviera mucho glamour con Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr y Dean Martin (menudo trío de estilazo) e incluso su resolución del golpe fuese más realista, pero le faltaba el empaque y la inteligencia que destilaban otras del género (solo tenían que mirar a Hitchcock).
Soderbergh por su parte nos traía una película divertida, fresca, y que aunque tomaba elementos típicos del género, les daba una frescura y buen sabor, que la hacían única.
Todo, y digo TODO, en su "Ocean's Eleven" es brillante: su guión, pese a lo rocámbolesco, ágil e interesante; su puesta en escena es…
Fun movie. Love it
Best heist film I've seen so far.
Super fun heist movie with a great cast and cool guy dialogue. Soderbergh makes Las Vegas look terrific. Also, not to sound like an old grandpa, but it's fun to see a heist movie that's more "Gentleman Thief" and less shoot 'em up.
The only real criticism I have is that Julia Roberts is very bland and the way her and Clooney's story wraps up is pretty weak.
My first viewing of this movie was peculiar; I found myself going to see it with a friend's ex-husband on a lark right around Christmas, 2001. The movie itself was enjoyable enough to mitigate the inherent awkwardness of the circumstances of the viewing. I still feel that the 1960 version has the better finale, but in most other respects, this remake is stronger.
Commentary by Director Steven Soderbergh & Screenwriter Ted Griffin ****
I can't say that I learned much of interest, but I was greatly entertained listening to these two guys banter. Like the movie, their commentary is light fun that never takes itself particularly seriously. They're both neurotic (or at least, playing up the idea of being neurotic): Griffin…
The only drawback of this thoroughly enjoyable film is Don Cheadle's extremely dodgy British accent.
How is it that one man and a team of eleven can rob the three biggest casinos in Las Vegas all at the same time? Danny Ocean (George Clooney), alongside his friend Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) plan to pull one of the biggest heists in the world, coming away with $150M.
I would like to first say that the rating for this movie I have given is, unfortunately, biased. My personal interests directly connect with this movie: the actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, even the surprising Bernie Mac, are some of my favorites. The way the script presents the dialogue between characters allows for subtle but sensational humor. The atmosphere of where the heist is to be taken…