nad 🔪’s review published on Letterboxd:
“In three and a half weeks the Met will be hosting its annual ball and we are going to rob it.”
not gay enough but lots of fun anyway. jk this is pretty solid, though it would’ve been lovely if a woman had directed it, ya feel :’)
runs much along the same lines of Ocean’s Eleven, though there is less at stake here which is also a major weak point i think. problems are solved as soon as they arise which isn’t bad per se but just takes away any thrill that is meant to be built up (for example the part with the magnet? hm). the thing that lifts the mediocre story up a bit is the charming female cast and i’m also still a sucker for the funky (more like flunky lol) editing.
Bullock is given a wee bit of backstory but i otherwise found the characters really flat, though well played by the wonderful actresses. Sarah Paulson still owns my heart and soul and while y’all wanted Debbie and Lou to run off together, i’m obvsly all about that Tammy/Debbie tension. had no idea that Richard Armitage was gonna show up, a pleasant surprise but his character also very much fell flat.
i just think it wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been. but i can tell you that the costumes are AMAZING, Cate Blanchett in that blue suit? i lost my wig right then and there. Rihanna in the Met dress? phew mama. they obviously all had a lot of fun with this film and it does have one or the other surprise at the end. i hope they try another one because i’d like to see them go for higher stakes and less deus ex machina because all their con abilities were a bit supernatural at times.