Yes, I have seen The Godfather.
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,…
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.…
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.
To me this was the worst of the three films. Most people dislike Ocean's Twelve the most, but that was my favorite. Both the second and third films feel like riffs off the first film, but what was so exciting about the riff performed by Ocean's Twelve was that it was a funnier, more visually inventive take on the Ocean's story. Only the first film is a traditional heist movie; the second two are offbeat takes on heist movies, but this third film feels almost like an appendage because it brings nothing new to the table like the second film did. It really feels like it didn't need to be made. Great credits though. Awesome credits.
This is the only thing I've been able to think about since watching Eleven and Twelve so it felt like it wasn't even a choice to watch this, it was a compulsion.
I'm glad I wasn't involved in the making of any of these because my brain cells couldn't reach far enough to come up with all of those scenarios that you didn't know you needed to know. The obvious thought that went into all the details doesn't go unnoticed.
I am so glad I've seen these now and I'll continue along the path of all of these "oh-my-god-you-haven't-seen-that-movie?" movies.
I watched this on Region B DVD.
This is the sequel Oceans Eleven should have had. It has everything the remake had, glitz, glamour, Vegas and another great cast. It doesn't deviate from what it should be and that's a heist movie set in Vegas, it doesn't suffer from an identity crisis.
The performances are great, Bernie Mac isn't really used in this film at all. Not only that but the film doesn't bring back Julia Roberts or Catherine Zeta Jones for that matter which the film actually suffers from. Yet it brings back Andy Garcia and Vincent Cassel which the latter feels forced into the film. The Villian this time around is Al Pacino who really puts in a remote and understated performance yet it's one of his best in recent years.
I thought Oceans Eleven was poor. Great concept, just too many screw ups. Didn't really pay full attention to Twelve. So what on earth am I doing watching Thirteen?
I was tired, I like Pitt and Clooney, especially when they team up. Caan and Affleck play good characters (if they had their own spin-off tv series, I'd watch it) and then add the likes of Vincent Cassell and a few other cameos, and the fact I was tired with nothing much else on, I went in for the plunge.
I'll start with the good. Caan and Affleck. The escalation of the dice factory they work at is brilliant and the highlight of the film.
Yep, that's about. There's a few…
Shit there are absolutely no words left BECAUSE THESE ARE MY FAVORITE MOVIES
As franchises go, the Ocean’s trilogy is pretty average and whilst it’s better than Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen is no exception. It just all feels very bored and you get the feeling nobody involved is interested in anything other than the money. There’s lots of people sitting around in poorly lit rooms talking about stuff I don’t care about, a whole load of jokes that sometimes work but often don’t and a finale that whilst satisfying enough, doesn’t take your breath away. As strange as this may sound, this is my first Al Pacino film and he’s not very good in it. His voice is a lot squeakier than I’d imagined. It’s also very visually ugly and whilst he’s clearly a perfectly competent director, Steven Soderbergh clearly can’t hack it as a cinematographer. There’s really nothing more to say about it, it’s incredibly unremarkable.
"The Red Movie", by Steven Soderbergh.
The guy had to have known the formula was stale by Ocean's Twelve, so he put on his art house goggles, threw in Al Pacino, changed the aspect ratio and tinted the whole thing red. And somehow it worked.
Yeah, everything that worked in Eleven works here, possibly better- the heist is sleeker, smarter, works better when pulled to the confines of an artsier movie. It's a lot more poetic, and such. Matt Damon has a ton more to do, and the focus is on the guys like Carl Reiner and Elliott Gould who've been background players in the past few. Still, this is Clooney and Pitt's movie to carry, and that's what they…
I love this Ocean's film best of all. The styling, vastly complex heist, music, absence of Julia Roberts......all much too much fun.
The nose plays.
Also, George Clooney crying through Oprah and then denying it by saying he'd eaten a hot pepper. THE GREATEST.
Ocean's 11 war der Hammer, Ocean's 12 war ziemlich gut aber die Truppe war nicht mehr so cool wie im 11er; nun im 13er ist sie wieder cool!
Der Soundtrack war im 12er nicht mehr so cool;nun im 13er ist er wieder cool!
Die Dialoge waren im 12er nicht mehr so cool; nun im 13er sind sie wieder cool!
Der Unterhaltungswert war im 12er nicht mehr so cool; nun im 13er ist er wieder cool!
Die Story war im 12er nicht mehr so cool; nun im 13er ist sie wieder cool!
Der Witz war im 12er nicht mehr so cool; nun im 13er ist er wieder cool!
Gut der Film spielt wieder in Las Vegas und es wird wieder ein Casino ausgeraubt, aber anders als im ersten und vor allem nicht schlechter.
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