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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…
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This is just a fun time, one that certainly feel like could very well happen in real life. The brilliant acts taking place in the film are incredible to behold.
All the 11 actors under Ocean's brilliance work wonders as a whole. The villain is great, the love interest is great, It just simply is a simply intricate fun time. Hey it spawned two sequels it must not be that bad.
For a film featuring quality actors (if not actING), an exciting premise and decent pacing, Ocean's 11 is not all that engrossing.
The good: Clever, dialogue.
The bad: Tess storyline.
To make a good heist film you need a clever plot or a clever set up. This one had a clever set up, the heist itself was fun and intriguing to watch them pull off. Unfortunately it omitted certain information from it's viewers to create the twist. The Tess storyline was boring and honestly this could have worked without it, or at least changed it slightly to make it more interesting.
The dialogue is brilliant and the chemistry between Pitt and Clooney made it so.
Witty, charming, and dangerous, "Ocean's Eleven" is amazing. Clooney, Pitt and Damon lead a star-studded cast of con men and thieves determined to steal from a no-good, casino-owning billionaire. Fraught with suspense and dry, witty humor, this is the film I compare all other heist films to.
Really clever remake, great cast, great dialogue. There should never have been an Ocean's 13.
Just enduringly pleasant to watch. I defy you to find someone who doesn't enjoy seeing all these stars play off of each other in an impeccably well-paced, smart heist movie full of witty dialogue and wry humor.
I rewatched this film recently and I cannot get over how well-executed it is.
The script itself is incredibly tight and planned out, but it's the actors who make up the team (led by George Clooney & Brad Pitt) that truly bring it to life and play off one another incredibly well. They make the film an enjoyable ride from start to finish.
Even after watching it a dozen times, it's always a good time.
"Ten oughta do it, don't you think?.. You think we need one more?.. You think we need one more. Okay we'll get one more."
Have a full body massage. Pour a hot bath. Experience a meticulously close Garcia shave for those legs eleven. Then cuddle up under a comfort blanket with your beverage of choice. Just press play, sit back, and put a smile on your face. Soderbergh, Cloon and gang are all here to charm the socks off you. Let them entertain you. Succumb. Get lost in the smooth, stimulating low-fat sensualities of the quintessential Soderbergh dessert. Sample the whipped Pitt cream, the fresh Damon nuts, Cheadle choc and the king of cool taking his mantle on top (or a Reuben sandwich if you are into that sort of thing). An A-list flotilla committing heists in Vegas without dropping their cool. The great escape, and you don't have to feel guilty about it.
The scoring is sexy and so is Brad Pitt.
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