Reuben: You guys are pros. The best. I'm sure you can make it out of the casino. Of course, lest we forget, once you're out the front door, you're still in the middle of the fucking desert!
"3 Casinos. 11 Guys. 150 Million Bucks. Ready To Win Big?"
Oceans 11 may be my favorite Steven Soderbergh film. It is the perfect heist movie, with the perfect director and the perfect cast. I love how the movie moves and takes twists and turns that you don't think the characters planned, but in reality they did. The heist scenes are so well put together and so fucking fun and entertaining.
A conman, Danny Ocean, gets out of prison and decides to put a new heist into action. He assembles a gang of conmen, with a goal of taking three Las Vegas casinos for more than 150 million. Danny has a little bit of a beef with the man that runs the casinos, so that makes the heist all the more interesting. Some things happened that I honestly didn't see coming. The movie is extremely well put together. I don't know how it fares comparatively with the original, but I can't see that movie being better than this one.
Like I said the cast is pretty much perfect. There's George Clooney, the Soderbergh go to man, as Danny Ocean. Brad Pitt is the other leader of the heist. Then there's one of my favorites, Don Cheadle, who has a British accent in this movie and is absolutely phenomenal as he normally is. And then actors like Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts have supporting parts. Can you put together a better cast?
I've seen this movie a few times now, but have never seen the sequels. Every time I see Oceans, I am more and more blown away with just how technically well made it is and just how fun it still manages to be after multiple viewings. It is simply put, my favorite heist film of all-time. It is not a typical masterpiece, but a masterpiece all the same.
Linus: Apparently, he's got a record longer than my... well, it's long.