Ocean's Eleven (2001) 2001 PG-13 CC

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Danny Ocean likes his chances. All he asks is that his handpicked squad of 10 grifters and cons play the game like they have nothing to lose.

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George Clooney, Cecelia Ann Birt
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1 hour 57 minutes

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

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Genres Thriller
Director Steven Soderbergh
Starring George Clooney, Cecelia Ann Birt
Supporting actors Paul L. Nolan, Carol Florence, Lori Galinski, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Mark Gantt, Timothy Paul Perez, Elliott Gould, Frank Patton, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Jorge R. Hernandez, Tim Snay, Miguel Pérez, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Lennox Lewis
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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By FAR, one of the best films I have ever seen.
Ryan OC
Funny, good plot twists, excellent characters and good acting, this is a fun, funny and very enjoyable movie.
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I thought that it was just a good movie until the ending really caught me and then i was like dang!!
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45 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Mike Freed on January 22, 2003
Format: DVD
"Ocean's Eleven" is a Ferrari of a movie: cool, stylish, and classy. And if, like a Ferrari, it doesn't always work, that's OK - who will complain when it's so stylish?
The premise is lifted right out of the 1960 Rat Pack original: Danny Ocean (George Clooney, suave as hell) is released from prison, and plots to steal over $163 million from the vault of a Las Vegas casino during a heavyweight fight. He recruits his old buddy Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), and they put together a dream team of crooks, each of whom has a specialty. There's a computer geek, a demolition expert, a con man, a pickpocket, and so on.
And, of course, there's Danny's ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), who's now involved with the manager (Andy Garcia) of the casino Danny intends to rob. So, Danny's not only after money - he wants his girl back as well. But she's having nothing of it, as evidenced by this neat dialogue piece:
Danny: "I've paid my debt to society."
Tess: "Funny, I haven't gotten my check yet."
Dialogue like that is one of the great pleasures of this movie; watching it delivered by the likes of Clooney, Roberts, Pitt and the stellar supporting cast (Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, et al) is the other.
And, in fairness, it's a good thing that the dialogue and acting is so good, because as a pure caper flick, "Ocean's Eleven" is, to be charitable, a little thin. In the best caper movies ("The Heist" comes to mind), the theft itself is the star of the movie - the intracicies, the backup plans, the intrigue. In "Ocean's Eleven," we're expected to believe that a casino with over $150 million in its vault wouldn't have a backup power generator, or that the vault's security system wouldn't have a motion sensor.
But criticisms like that are akin to nitpicking that red Ferrari 575 because it has a small trunk - the point isn't realism, it's style, and like a Ferrari, "Ocean's Eleven" has it in droves.
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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Mike Stone on December 12, 2001
"Ocean's Eleven" makes a deal with you. It asks you to promise not to notice the plot holes and inconsequentiality that runs through its labyrinthine narrative. In return, it offers more star-wattage in one sitting than any five other blockbusters combined. For the most part, I'd say, it's a fair trade. For the most part.
The film doesn't live up to this deal in several ways. First, we get some pretty silly casting choices. Matt Damon is a complete waste. Didn't he write "Good Will Hunting" to get out of playing underwritten cardboard parts like this? Julia Roberts (She's called Tess, as in Tess Trueheart. You must be joking) is not the least bit sexy, desirable, or tough enough to be caught in a love triangle with two very vital men. Andy Garcia, as one of those vital men, is not as vital as he could have been. Nor is he as menacing a badass as the movie would have you believe. They tried to tell me that anyone caught robbing his Casino would be in for a world of pain. Well, you don't scare me just by telling me. Film is a visual medium. Show me! And Steven Soderbergh, well, he's always been hit or miss in my books. "Out of Sight" was enjoyable, and the one film in his oeuvre that would lead you to believe he could direct "Ocean's Eleven" capably. But Soderbergh does what he always does: he gets in the way too much. Too much needless visual style, which does nothing to advance the plot, or keep you interested. Why can't you just let your movies breath, Stevie? Oh, and check out the awshucks fountain ending he tacks on. Blech.
I suppose one could read the above bile-filled paragraph and come to the conclusion that I didn't like the movie. Well, you'd be wrong. I liked it a lot. And now I'll tell you why.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on July 27, 2002
Format: DVD
Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Ocean's Eleven" is a stylish heist picture featuring some of the brightest stars in moviemaking today. The cast includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Matt Damon from the A-list, as well as such established veterans as Andy Garcia, Elliot Gould and Carl Reiner in there playing along with them. Coming right off the heels of two highly acclaimed, award-laden serious dramas ("Traffic" and "Erin Brockovich"), it's understandable that Soderbergh might have been in the mood for something a little lighter in tone right about now. Well, he has certainly found it with this property, which sails along smoothly like a well-oiled machine, with no angst-filled messages or heavy-handed themes to gum up the works.
Taking the basic premise from the original 1960 film (which featured a who's-who of Hollywood stars of its own day), Soderbergh has updated it to reflect the advanced technological realities of the 21st Century. In this film, recently paroled Daniel Ocean (Clooney) has decided to mastermind the robbing of not one but three major Las Vegas casinos all owned by the nefarious Terry Benedict (Garcia). The rub is that Benedict has also recently added Ocean's ex-wife, Tess (Roberts), to his list of assets, which gives Ocean additional incentive to take Benedict for everything he's got. One of the amazing things is that the filmmakers use an actual casino as their target (the Bellagio) rather than devising a fictional one for their story's purpose. One might think it could give certain audience members the wrong ideas. Be that as it may, the director does a fine job exploiting the Vegas setting, taking us right into the heart of casino operations.
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