Ocean's Twelve (2004)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: While some have found the latest star-studded heist flick to be a fun, glossy star vehicle, others declare it's lazy, self-satisfied and illogical.


Movie Info

After pulling off the heist of their lives, Danny Ocean and his pals unexpectedly find themselves back in harness in this sequel to 2001's blockbuster hit Ocean's Eleven. After robbing a cool $160 million from the Bellaggio Hotel Casino and winning back his former wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), from Bellagio owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is living quietly on the lam in Connecticut when he's unexpectedly approached by Benedict. It seems Benedict has tracked down … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Nolfi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
Box Office: $125.4M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Danny Ocean

as Rusty Ryan

as Linus Caldwell

as Frank Catton

as Basher Tarr

as Isabel Lahiri

as Tess Ocean

as Terry Benedict

as Virgil Malloy

as Turk Malloy

as Reuben Tishkoff

as Livingston Dell

as Saul Bloom

as François Toulour

as Van der Woude

as Roman Nagel

as "Molly Star"/Mrs. Ca...

as Livingston Dell

as Plainclothes Goon #1

as Basher's Engineer

as Plainclothes Goon #2

as Nagel's Assistant

as Bank Officer

as House Painter

as Virgil's Fiancée

as Partygoer

as Supermodel

as Mani-pedi Woman #1

as Mani-Pedi Woman #2

as Men's Club Waiter

as Club Heckler

as Palm Reader

as Assistant Manager

as Paul's Partner

as Casino Manager

as Arsenal Bus Driver

as Frank's Jail Mate

as Saul's Lady

as Toulour Woman #1

as Toulour Woman #2

as Toulour Woman #3

as Toulour Woman #4

as Toulour Woman #5

as Toulour Woman #6

as Toulour Woman #7

as Toulour Woman #8

as Toulour Woman #9

as American Businessman

as Commissario Giordano

as Security Advisor

as Chinese Mother

as Chinese Daughter

as Hotel Manager

as Hotel Employee

as Bruce Willis' Compan...

as Museum Director

as Photographer

as Photographer's Assis...

as Toulour's Butler

as Backpack Kid

as Train Security #1

as Train Security #2

as Gaspar La Marque
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Critic Reviews for Ocean's Twelve

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (46)

Hits a new low in condescending facetiousness, with no fewer than 15 performers of varying talents, tongues firmly in cheeks, undercutting all the genre's action conventions while camping up a storm on two continents.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

A top-rate cast makes up for the thin plot.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

A self-indulgent lark if ever there was one. Lucky for us Steven Soderbergh is at the helm.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010
Cinema Writer

Has the unfortunate distinction of featuring the most ridiculous and infuriating self-congratulatory in-joke I have ever seen...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Modern anti-heroes. Criminals with heart. And these guys are stinkin' funny.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

Infuratingly lazy and insultingly smug. My choice for the worst film of 2004.

Full Review… | December 20, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Ocean's Twelve

½

Bringing back this star studded cast for one more round may seem like a good idea before the writing stages of this film began, but honestly, it just retreads everything that happened during the first film, while trying too hard to top the dialogue and clever plot points. In the end, this film kind of falls flat on it's face, because everything just falls into place far too easily. Everything falls apart in the beginning when Terry Benedict, whom they robbed in the first film wants his money back, for no reason, because he clearly states that his insurance already paid it back to him. They find a way to get the money back, which seems too easy, and obviously it is, because they can't accomplish it. This film has no idea whether it wants to be believable or not. Halfway through I started getting bored and I really didn't care if these guys got placed in jail or succeeded. "Ocean's Twelve" had too much going for it, for what it actually is.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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Fans of the first film are bound to find something in this movie. It has its flaws including a lack of logic and a flimsy plot. But I enjoyed it because of the likable cast and decent one liners.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

Nay sayers don't dislike the actual movie which is in many ways was just as stylish, hilarious and directed as the first but they seem to be infuriated at the self indulgent nature of the whole ordeal.

Which makes me scratch my head, who gives a shit? What is this, some sort of political emotional debate on the principals of franchises in film making? Get out.

Oceans Twelve is an incredibly, fun, working sequel but it's important to stress that it's not so much an elaborate heist film as it is a mosaic of comedic character driven epilogues.

As smug as it is loosely strung together at times it all eventually comes together and I have to give Nolfi credit for not creating another formulaic heist film about bringing a team together to do "one big job", rather, bringing in this larger than life "Nightfox" character and Europol love interest Lahiri to really shake things up giving the entire plot a sort of unpremeditated fluidity.

I can see how it's lazy, as the audience is finally clued into the events that took place between gaps without so much as a hint that they took place and in the end, these big reveals just feel cheap.

It's hardly perfect but entertaining as hell. The only thing I don't get is how did Matt Damon's character have no idea what was going on when he was shown pulling the egg from the train?

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

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