This list is complied from the films mentioned in Jack Lehtonen's Mubi list on vulgar auteurism, the films mentioned in…
What are the odds of getting even? 13 to one.
Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that him and his team will do anything to bring Willy Bank and everything he's got down. Even if it includes hiring help from one of their own enemies, Terry Benedict.
Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven mixed an old school heist story with a modern technology age where thinking outside of the box is a must. About as clever a plot has been this century until Nolan's Inception, the film had style, a top notch cast, and just that little bit of magic that can come when you put proper Hollywood star wattage into a production. Ocean's Twelve I must admit left me cold. It tried to take that magic and give it a European setting without success (for least for me), so when a third film was commissioned I was apprehensive as to what we'd get.
Ocean's Thirteen sees the gang back together again and back in Vegas. This time the…
For the third and last time, Danny Ocean calls in the help of his team to complete another heist. Getting down to the core of my review straight away: this time the heist itself - although not as imaginative and well-written as in the first film - is at least the core aspect of the story and planned carefully instead of suspended until the last minutes. In that department Steven Soderbergh tumps the previous instalment. What ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’, however, didn’t offer, and which Eleven did, is a plot in which the main players get to actually play. There is way too little Brad Pitt screen time and even the abundant amount of side characters that have been introduced over the…
Having rewatched all three of the Ocean's films within a short period of time (the last two within 24 hours of each other), I find myself puzzled by the second one. There's no doubt that the third movie is superior to its predecessor and that it captures some of the magic of the first film in the series. But what is different about that second movie? It is simply that the second movie was set in Europe, and that the Ocean movies work best when they take place in Las Vegas? Is it because the second movie was a little too self referential and impressed with its own cleverness?
I still maintain that the second movie isn't a bad movie,…
Ocean's team is back in Vegas for yet another heist! This time, it's for revenge! The heist is smarter (relative to Twelve) but they cut down on the quirky/silly part. I'm not sure what I feel about that; what I'm sure about though is that Pacino's performance is magnificent. In fact, everyone involved in the Ocean's Trilogy is magnificent. I can't quite understand why are people complaining? To be honest, I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout the series! Sure, Eleven is the best among them, but the other two are not as bad as everyone claimed it to be either.
Soderbergh is without a doubt an amazing filmmaker. Until now, I've still not come across a soderbergh film which I am not fond of. (I've never watched Magic Mike)
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όλες αυτές οι αντρικές-circa-esquire-1973 ρομαντζοϊστορίες για Αυτή Την Πόλη, και τον σινάτρα, και τη μεγάλη μπάζα, ε, τις στηρίζει το άτιμο, γιατί είναι όντως το πιο ρομαντικό από τα τρία. γιατί το κίνητρο δεν είναι ούτε τα λεφτά, ούτε μια γυναίκα- είναι ένας φίλος που προδόθηκε από εκείνον που δε σεβάστηκε τη Χειραψία Με Τον Σινάτρα, και που ήταν πιο αδίστακτος και ιερόσυλος από ό,τι η Αγάπη Για Το Παιχνίδι διατάζει. είναι διαποτισμένο με old versus new γλυκιά μελαγχολία το έργο, από τη μηχανή παντογνώστη του julian sands ("αναλογικοί παίχτες σε ψηφιακό κόσμο") μέχρι τον 'ξεπερασμένο' ρούμπεν που δίνει ώθηση στην ιστορία, και μέχρι τις μικρές στιγμές του brad και του george που δε χρειάζονται πάνω από δυο λόγια τη φορά για να μεταδώσουν αυτό που λέει κι αυτό που είναι η ταινία: το τελευταίο μεγάλο κόλπο, η τελευταία μεγάλη πλάκα δύο (τριών, δεκατριών) αγοριών που ξέρουν πως μεγαλώνουν.
Rusty Ryan: "Well, She said she liked surprises..."
Danny Ocean: "Uhuh, and?"
Rusty Ryan: "When I gave her one, she dropped the remote on the table and I put the towel back on."
Ocean's Thirteen is still not as good as the first one, but is put it slightly above the second. More of the witty dialogue, all of the main cast members are back, great music, and once again a lot of fun. Oh and then there's Al Pacino. Its always good to see him doing something that's worth a shit this century. (I also love the references they make to The Godfather throughout the movie) 8/10
Yes, great finish!
The worst film in the Ocean's trilogy. Directed By Steven Soderbergh.
Eh. It's a movie. Satisfied more of my itch for heists. Wasn't that great. And they really need to think these titles through more. Like, who was person 12 in Ocean's 12? Julia Roberts? Catherine Zeta-Jones? The Night Fox? Who are 12 and 13 in this one? Julia and Catherine are just basically gone. There may be like some one line acknowledgment/exposition at the beginning, but honestly, I'm not even sure of that. I don't really recall. And one of the players is basically down for the count the whole movie, so does he count as one of the 13? Andy Garcia reprises his role, and suddenly he's working with his sworn enemies, which strikes me as *highly* out of…
It's a step up from 12, but doesn't reach the heights of 11. It's more similar to the 11, but unfortunately gets bogged down in more side characters, not letting the cast shine. That was part of the appeal of the first film, you had some great actors that were given some time. Brad Pitt doesn't do near as much this time round, and the film definitely suffers because of it. It's not a bad film, it just feels likes average.
"You think this is funny?"
"Well, Terry, it sure as shit ain't sad."
Gerade noch so in Ordnung
Easily my favorite movie trilogy.
De longe o filme mais absurdo da trilogia, mas pelo menos dessa vez tivemos uma volta ao formato de antes. Ocean’s Thirteen é basicamente Ocean’s Eleven, só que agora a fórmula já está cansativa, os atores não parecem tão maneiros e o roubo foi muito mais absurdo.
Realmente não tenho muito o que falar sobre ele, vendo com que os três da trilogia são muito parecidos tematicamente, cinematograficamente e na atuação. Posso apenas compará-lo ao primeiro e dizer onde foi que ele errou, que no caso foi apenas mesmo em repetir a mesma coisa. O estilo ainda está aqui e temos mais de Clooney e Pitt fazendo maneiragens, dessa vez até com Matt Damon tentando sua mão em ser estiloso. O filme tem um tom mais leve como o primeiro, o que ajuda em torná-lo menos enjoativo. Embora seja repetitivo, devido ao fato de ser igual aos seus antecessores, é um filme decente, no fim.
I know some people don't like 13 and while 11 will always be the best, 13 is right up there. Pacino just chews scenery. A great comfort food movie.
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Films referenced in Matt Zoller Seitz's 2013 book.