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Ocean's Eleven (1960)

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60

Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 3.7/5
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During a Los Angeles Christmas, a group of 82nd Airborne vets assembles under the leadership of gamblin' man Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) to rip off five Las Vegas casinos just after the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. Playboy Jimmy Foster (Peter Lawford) joins in the scheme because he's sick of needing his oft-married mother's money, especially now that she's about to wed Duke Santos (Cesar Romero), a self-made man with all sorts of underworld ties. After he receives the news that he could

PG-13,

Drama, Classics, Comedy

Harry Brown, Charles Lederer

May 13, 2008

Warner Bros. Pictures

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Laboring under the handicaps of a contrived script, an uncertain approach and personalities in essence playing themselves, the production never quite makes its point, but romps along merrily unconcerned that it doesn't.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Terminally boring.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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The heist itself, though, is a superb piece of movie-making.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Young people are likely to find this more appropriate and bewitching than do their elders. The latter are likely to feel less gleeful in the presence of heroes who rob and steal.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The original Ocean's is fun, fun, fun.

December 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Salon.com
Salon.com
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a classic film with plenty of spunk

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Chummy caper comedy, mainly for Rat Pack fanciers.

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

There are many incidental pleasures to be had.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Considering the iconic status of all involved, the result is disappointing.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Sinatra, Davis, and Martin performed their club acts at night and worked on this Las Vegas-set film during the day, and the good time they were having fairly jumps off the screen.

June 10, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

One suspects that the most memorable moments occurred off-camera.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Sluggishly paced, shoddily staged, and featuring a plot full of inconsistencies

April 25, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

At least as entertaining as the remake. Probably better.

March 27, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Tepid. The idea is so much better than the execution.

March 12, 2003
NUVO Newsweekly

A heist flick that counts on its coolness -- and a remarkably downbeat ending -- for its success.

February 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Think of it as an ancient-history lesson in the social evolution of long-extinct male dinosaurs.

January 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

There are just too many main characters for any of them to develop any depth, too many shots of casino signs sparkling in the night, and too little pace and plot to pull the whole thing together.

November 12, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC

Implausible yet wholly unforgettable

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Ocean's Eleven

Whilst I did watch this the wrong way around, ie. The remake before the original, I was pleasantly surprised with the differences between the two. Whilst the main plot sort of remains the same, this version does give you songs from the Rat pack and managed to give a surprise ending differing from that of the remake. Both were cleverly crafted to suit the era of the heist and the technology surrounding it, whilst using the individual skills of the crew.
September 2, 2010
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this movie is the original heist movie, and one of the rat pack's best
August 1, 2009
TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

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    1. Danny Ocean: Why waste those cute little tricks that the Army taught us just because it's sort of peaceful now.
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