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Ocean's Eleven is the 'Rat-Pack' comedy about robber Danny Ocean and his gang's attempt to rob the five biggest casinos in Las Vegas.
After watching and liking Soderbergh's modern remake of Ocean's Eleven, I really wanted to watch this.
To see where it all started. The cast full of stars.
And most of all, I simply like heist films.
Well, this movie is so far from its modern remake.
First of all, we spent about 50 minutes just watching every character talk to someone else, with no clear direction.
It barely even concerns the heist. 50 minutes in.
We see how each character gets involved. Thats fine.
But why do we need 50 minutes to settle each character's personal life?
Then the heist. One of the most boring, lifeless and dull heists I have seen. No tension. No intelligence. Nothing.
Sadly, I do…
In which a shockingly dull ensemble pulls off a surprisingly unimaginative heist. Occasional bursts of energy from cameo players (Red Skelton, Shirley MacLaine), along with Sammy Davis, Jr.'s warblings of "E.O. 11" (a song I can't help but hear as interpreted by Eugene Levy), only serve to underscore the general listlessness. Soderbergh's version is an improvement in almost every way, though I prefer Angie Dickinson here to Julia Roberts there (especially in that the character just tells Ocean off and never returns), and the original's closing-credits sequence, identifying the actors as their characters shuffle morosely down the Strip, may turn out to have more staying power than all the remake's disposable fun.
Thinking back the two or three minutes that have passed since I rated this movie, I do feel like I've been very generous. Let's face it; if I just hadn't spent a few hours in the company of the Rat Pack, I'd be bored out of my mind. And its not like I have much of a story with these guys, nor do they come across as charming or even likable. It's more in the way it satisfy part of my curiosity over their legacy.
The heist is dull and unimaginative, the characters are lifeless cardboard cutouts, and the balance and pacing of the script is slowly taking its time going nowhere. Soderbergh deserves all kind of credit to take…
If you can sit through the grueling first half of Sinatra and friends "hard at work" acting and yapping around in mansions and hotel rooms, it might be worthwhile to see this charming caper to the end.
I'm surprised anybody even considered remaking this film it's such a waste of time.
Pretty boring, actually. Sammy Davis and the rest of the likable cast saves it from being awful, but there aren't too many redeeming qualities.
Cool,, hip classic caper film, Ocean’s Eleven starring Frank Sinatra is a fine genre film with a solid script, top notch performance and riveting action and thrills. The film has some great characters and the film also boasts a well layered story that is riveting from start to finish. The film is a fun, memorable experience and each actor brings something interesting to the table. To be honest, I much preferred this film over the Steven Soderbergh remake, as I felt it had a raw, grittier feel that heist films of this era had, and can’t be reproduced in a more modern retelling. The direction is very goods, and the film has some effective moments that make this a genre…
Scavenger Hunt #21 ( letterboxd.com/vsartorio/list/december-scavenger-hunt-21/ ) - Movie #1
Task #30: 30 A Film set on or about New Year's Eve.
The first HOUR (yes, i said HOUR) of this filme is highly tedious: the screenplay is just terrible, the introductions of the characters are badly made, it's all very confusing. The dialoges are just pointless.
Actually, it's not pointless, they had an intention: the intention to introduce the infamous "rat pack", which are a bunch of mid-40s-macho--fraternity-party-boys. I mean, some scenes were made just to make Sinatra or Martin look good (singing, seducing ladies, playing the proud scumbag, etc).
So they spended a several time in those jerk talking, that looked like the actual actores were just hanging out…
well I had fun and that's all that really matters
Why I re-watched this one? Felt like revisiting the pinnacle of the Rat Pack.
What is this one about? Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
My thoughts on this one? A fun movie to watch....but the heist is more than a letdown. Still watching these entertainment legends at their peak is a great time. Plus it has a great ending...and ending I wish the Clooney remake would have copied. The final shot of our heroes walking down the street is one of my favorite movie moments...EVER! Final thought: Worth checking out...if only to see how much fun the Rat Pack had together.
Ranked 32nd of 46 movies on my Frank Sinatra Movie Ranking Page. www.ultimatemovierankings.com/frank-sinatra-movies/
Ranked 10th of 51 movies on my Dean Martin Movie Ranking Page. www.ultimatemovierankings.com/dean-martin-movies/
Vielleicht doch eher zum Schließen von Bildungslücken ansehen? Das Rat-Pack ist natürlich prima, das Frauenbild eine hundertprozentige Katastrophe und das Ende mindestens so sympathisch, wie in der Neuauflage!
So here's the issue with this movie, every scene starts with people standing around, then Frank Sinatra or Peter Lawford "struts" in and ad-libs a joke. But because it's an ad-lib and no one's expecting it, there's no reaction to the joke, no laughter or snappy comeback or even a change of facial expressions. So every single joke falls completely flat. Thereby stunting every single scene. I mean ad-lib is great in a John Cassevetes or Scorsese picture because all the actors are properly interacting with each other. It adds a completely new rhythm and energy to the film. Everyone here is too busy making dirtbag "too cool for school" faces to actually bother acting.
O remake é beeeeem melhor, mas nao tira a grandeza do que foi Frank Sinatra.
Le film parfait à écouter pendant l'Halloween?
This is the original 1960 film featuring the Rat Pack in which they lead a group of guys to rob five Las Vegas casinos simultaneously in New Year's Eve. I've seen only the George Clooney-Steven Soderbergh remake and I must admit that in this case, the remake is a heck of a lot better. I found the film to be rather dull and isn't effective on anything it was attempting to do. It's not very funny as a comedy. It's not all that effective of a thriller or a heist film either. I suppose if you're a already a mega fan of the team of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., there may be some enjoyment to be had but as it is, I think one is better off just watching the Soderbergh film.
NO REWATCHES (except for no. 29, of course)
Josh Darby's OG list: letterboxd.com/darbyact/list/scavenger-hunt-21-december-2016/
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