Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Ted Griffin

Composer: David Holmes

Starring: George Clooney, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Matt Damon, David Jensen, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle

More info: IMDb

Tagline:  Hollywood's A list stars come together to pull off the most daring heist Las Vegas has ever known...11 men, 3 casinos, 150 million dollars, 1 chance to pull it off.

Plot:  Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Fun flick.  I'm a big fan of the 1960 Rat Pack film, OCEAN'S ELEVEN, and these movies rely heavily on the cast.  I'll always prefer the Rat Pack version for that reason alone, this update maintains the sense of fun and playfulness without getting mired in drama and consequences.  The heist is fun but it's secondary to the cast and how they play it.  I saw this first film when it came out so buying the Blu-ray set of all three movies for less than ten bucks was a no-brainer even if I haven't seen the other two.  I don't expect they'll be as good but if the cast is fun to watch, who cares.

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