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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.
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…
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"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…
Undemanding entertainment of the highest quality. Giant stars practically playing themselves, an absorbing exposition-fueled story and direction, editing and cinematography way above the average for a blockbuster. It's a shame non-superhero movies with an ensemble cast are getting rarer, now that actors have significantly less box office power, because they're absolute masterpieces of effortless fun when done right.
Tom Cruise, you're a good actor, and I liked you in "Mission: Impossible," but I feel bad for you. Your Heist movie was topped.
While "Mission: Impossible" is more iconic, "Oceans eleven" is more stylized and especially more entertaining to watch.
This movie is fantastic, and my favorite heist movie of all time. It's no wonder two sequels to the film were made, rightfully so. It was my first movie with Brad Pitt I've seen that doesn't make him look like a psycho. He's great, along with some truly tense scenes with all of these cool unique and creative characters. This is a fantastic movie, with a colorful cast, so what's exactly wrong.
Well, it's a bit too 'out there'…
i demand a female remake. oscar isaac can play julia robert's character
A fantastic cast has great fun in this comedy crime caper that reworks the Rat Pack original (is that right? I still haven't seen the original . . . . . . yet). The script saunters between ultra-cool and outright hilarious, the performances are all spot on (despite that English accent that they decided was needed for Don Cheadle), the soundtrack is superb, and the whole thing is just near-perfect entertainment.
The heist movie!
A fun crime remake from director Steven Soderbergh.
An amazing heist film with incredibly memorable and lovable characters. An insane but genius schemes that you see the planning from the beginning till the heist. A perfect cast with stellar performances, plus the plot and unpredictability made the movie for me. Golden Medal
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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I know a lot of these aren't exactly high art masterpieces or classic films, but that's not what this list…