Ocean’s Eleven

by December Lambeth on June 5, 2007

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Ocean’s Eleven
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George Clooney, Bernie Mac, Brad Pitt, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle and Julia Roberts play off one another as if they have been acting together all their life. With a cast like this do you need any other reason to watch such a film, besides the excitement and the magic?

Close to the 1960’s Ocean’s Eleven, here is an exciting adventure and puzzle to watch. Ocean’s Eleven starts with a bang and ends with a complacent group standing in front of the Bellagio fountain light show. Danny Ocean (George Clooney), recently released from jail, gathers just the right group of con artists, pick pockets and immoral crew to pull off the biggest con ever, robbing three Vegas casinos owned by Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Amongst the talented crew is the dashing and always eating Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), a young pup of a pickpocket Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon), and a British accent pyro Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle).

Not only does Ocean try to steal all the money, but his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts, who is Terry’s (Andy Garcia) new girlfriend. Director Steven Soderbergh keeps us guessing as the plan starts to form with hi-tech gadgets and a slip of the hand the heist is pulled off without a glitch. The crew works together like a well oiled machine, everyone in the role and timing just right, not one finger to point at Ocean except Terry just knows that he pulled it off.

Ocean’s Eleven has good looks, suave style, plenty of comedy and loads of secrets that come together like a puzzle in the end. What a great beginning to a streak of brilliant and entertaining films from Ocean’s Eleven to Ocean’s Twelve, let’s hope that Ocean’s Thirteen can pull off the same charisma and pow.

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