A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Are you in or out?
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…
I keep forgetting Topher Grace plays himself as this suck wad actor who can't play poker lmao
Enjoyable heist film even though I don't really get why we are supposed to be against Andy Garcia. Dude is just running his casino and in a pleasant relationship with Julia Roberts. It's not his fault that Clooney can't move on.
Still good fun and might run through the other two at some point.
this was great but part of me spent the whole time thinking about how it's gonna be even greater when its remade with women
this was honestly the golden age of brad pitt
for years I truly believe this movie had something to do with the ocean and like a little by the beach town called ocean's 11 or something like that it was good though
This is totally different from the Rat Pack version of 1960 and seems to be a better version.
Few directors can capture the fun and style of old Hollywood like Soderbergh does. While there's little more than that going on, it's an incredibly entertaining film that holds up quite well.
I keep forgetting to log the new to me movies i watch for the podcast but not this.
My new jam tbh
Der vielleicht beste Heist Film den es gibt. Lockerer Humor und eine großartige Darstellung vom Überfall!
George Clooney please marry me. I've been waiting long enough.