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…
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,…
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…
Hewing more closely to the first film without coming across as a lazy rehash and featuring a great new villain in Al Pacino, Ocean's Thirteen serves as a strong conclusion to Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, still retaining the sharp dialogue, slick direction, great performances, snappy pacing, and awesome jazzy soundtrack.
Plans upon plans made up of a million moving pieces. Scenes of questioning and missteps to the greater picture are immediately followed by some of the coolest "gotcha!" moments in the trilogy, with a new revelation around every corner. Relaxation thrives through the calm hangout vibes between its characters and Soderbergh's still mind-blowing colour palate and camerawork. I wish the sky looked as blue in real life as it does in his films.
By far the most overlooked chapter in the Oceans Trilogy which is a damn shame because it's pretty great. These are all things that occur in the film.
1. George Clooney and Brad Pitt shed a tear or two while watching a segment of Oprah while also planning part of their heist. Brilliant.
2. Don Cheadle dresses up as an Evel Knievel type character who is in full costume as he yells at Al Pacino. In this scene Don Cheadle has American flags painted (?) onto his teeth.
3. Casey Affleck with his full handlebar mustache and Scott Caan lead a strike over wages at a factory in Mexico and throw a Molotov Cocktail over a fence at riot police.…
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Still not a patch on the original, but it's brisk and has its clever moments. Not as technically fun to watch, though.
This was a banger as well, Oceans eleven was the best of the series though, this not from it.
Ocean's Thirteen is superbly forgettable. Though it is moderately entertaining, it offers nothing of substance that will remain with the viewer for more than ten minutes after it has ended. With lead actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt playing themselves, a plot that is full of questionable material, and an antagonist whose biggest fault is being a shady business man in Las Vegas, this movie is lost in the crowd of so many better heist movies that have come before it.
While it's not as good as 11, it definitely brought back more of the charm and banter that 12 lacked. The soundtrack as great as per the other two films. I hope Brad and George do more films together, they seem to have this chemistry that makes you believe they're best friends both off and on the screen
La pandilla volvió a reunirse una tercera vez, con la idea flotando en el ambiente–de nuevo- de que lo hacían para pasárselo bien tras las cámaras. Aquí sí hay un paso atrás frente a la injustamente masacrada Ocean’s Twelve (2004), pero eso no quiere decir que la función no sea divertida, por más que las ganas de presentar algo realmente nuevo brille por su ausencia.
Los gags recurrentes sobre el personaje de David Paymer parecen directamente escritos por Francisco Ibáñez para alguna entrega de Mortadelo y Filemón.
Entertaining, if superficial. The franchise regained the slickness of '11' with this one. Ultimately it is more of the same things that made the first film work.
A near perfect movie... I know crazy, but watch it, quote it, love it. We miss you Steven Soderbergh
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"youngsters are turning to smoking because they think it makes them appear cool"
So what is cooler than being cool? André Benjamin would say it's "ice cold". I would say it's "Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Thirteen".
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