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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…
throwbacky screwball caper movie.
Way better then the 1960 original.
Watched in preparation for my trip to Vegas. I've probably seen this one close to ten times now, and I never stop loving it.
In my opinion, this is the greatest heist film ever made; in a genre of half-baked plots and Plans Gone Wrong, this has all the confidence one has come to expect from a director like Steven Soderbergh: a beautifully written and wonderfully-directed caper that takes you along with the plot up to a certain point, only to leave out certain details to surprise you at the end.
It's so much fun to see such a high caliber of All-Star talent having such fun with material that actually works. Inventive angles, funky music and a coolness that pervades the entire outing, provide for a message-free piece of pop entertainment that aspires to little more than delirious enjoyment.
It's a film that knows exactly what what it is and showcases Soderbergh as one of the most versatile and skilled directors working today.
By no means is this film superbly made. At many points it can even be cheesy or unoriginal in the department of script and characters. Though with director Steven Soderbergh`s brilliantly executed pacing, polished cinematography and a soundtrack that surpasses good and sets just the right tone, the film was a thrill ride from start to end.
I guess I'm going to watch this trilogy over again 'cause I can't for the life of me remember which ones I've seen and which I haven't. I guess I'm a sucker for a smooth con movie, and I guess this one has the added benefit of being a little funny. It doesn't feel like something I'm gunna want to revisit a whole bunch, but it was definitely worth my time.
Great technocaper that hasn't dated too much, except for the ubiquitous CRTs and the terrible, prominent, computer graphics. Messrs. Pitt, Clooney, Damon and Cheadle are intimidatingly handsome and charming. David Holmes' soundtrack is amazing, and by the way, what has he done for us lately? I'm pretty sure the EMP trope was worn out even in 2001, but let's ignore that. Ocean's Eleven is still great viewing with witty dialogue and snappy editing. Las Vegas looks a lot classier than I remember it, but that's probalbly a good thing. Have a cocktail and enjoy.
Expected a little more to be honest. The whole Whatsername is my ex wife and stuff - part was so incredibly boring and uninteresting, it really bothered me.
State of the art heist flick with a stellar cast and lots of suave. The best entry in the series.
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Hot Fuzz
- The Mechanic
If I missed any, let me know. When you get lost in such a wonderful discussion, it's easy to miss…