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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.
Wind it up and just watch how the little bits fit together. Skilful entertainment, derivative of the first one, but it's not as if that's accidental.
Rare occasion where the cast look like they're having fun, but not at your expense.
This is my second favorite film in the trilogy. Sure, maybe it's just a rehash of the originals, but it's so much fun watching these characters interact with each other and their environment. The brother characters are hilarious (in all three movies, I should say) and Pitt and Clooney continue playing off each other brilliantly. I definitely plan to buy all three movies.
I still enjoyed ocean's franchise.
As much as my memory clouded my judgement on the first of the Ocean's films, it such as this sequel done it again. Similar in tone with the first Ocean's film but with a payoff that is not satisfying.
es quizá la que menos me gusta de toda la serie, pero igual es un placer ver a pacino autoparodiándose y a la farsa de la segunda parte avanzar un poco más en su cualidad bombástica. además, es una buena película de cierre, una animada despedida.
si me preguntan, pudieron hacer más y más. nunca me habría cansado. en fin.
'Ocean's 13' plays fast, and it plays loose, though we might always be sure with what. It's a fast, fun, and bouncy movie that makes little plot sense on first watch, and arguably less so on second watch. But that's not where the fun is. The fun is in watching Ocean's team bluster and scheme their way through a revenge plot. So while the story is perhaps a bit uninvolving, and the characterizations slim as ever, the glitz and glamour and fantastic pacing slide us right through. It's a no-brainer of a movie, but it does it VERY well.
MY THREE WORDS
Fast, light, flashy.
It's comedic ascetic is much more inline with the original Ocean's Eleven compared to Twelve, to slightly diminishing returns. The result becomes 'Everyone gets to wear a silly costume with appropriate silly accent at one point of another'. And while Virgil's (Casey Affleck) call for a workers revolution and Basher's (Don Cheadle) 'God Damn American hero' Fender Rhodes get to steal a few minutes of time, it takes away from the legitimate clock and dagger work of others.
Still, Soderbergh shows how to include a large cast in an over the top caper in ways that Zac Snyder and Louis Lettier have been hard to emulate.
Writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien crafted a thrillingly elaborate, specifically written casino-oriented con to again enliven the franchise. It’s a nice rebound from 2004’s “Ocean’s Twelve” — a passable timewaster that began as a separate script, had “Ocean’s” characters shoehorned in and felt that way.
The crew’s vibe of charitable generosity runs deep here, perhaps a subtle response from Soderbergh to critique of these films as larks rubbed in the faces of have-nots. Perhaps it’s just coincidence, but acknowledging that service employees and factory workers make casinos tick — and factoring them into the plan — adds a welcome wrinkle in the pressed-suit professionalism on display.
Read the full review on The Film Yap at: www.thefilmyap.com/2010/08/08/heroes-of-the-zeroes-oceans-eleven-2001-oceans-thirteen/
Mr. Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after a casino owner double-crosses one of the original eleven.
Routinely competent and entertaining caper like its predecessors, but not much more.
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