Ocean's Twelve - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ocean's Twelve Reviews

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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 27, 2005
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.
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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 12, 2004
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 11, 2004
Some of the bits are hysterical, but others fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
December 11, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
December 11, 2004
It does the hard work of being a light, smartly turned-out amusement, the sort of thing that's becoming more and more rare on the movie landscape these days.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 11, 2004
May be one of the most glamorous, goofy and heartfelt films about failure ever made.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 10, 2004
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 10, 2004
In this sprawling oglefest, such things as 'narrative' and 'story' are remote little abstractions indeed.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 10, 2004
The whole thing is a piffle of fluff or a fluff of piffle. About halfway through you'll get an incredible hunger to see a movie.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 10, 2004
In keeping with his general distaste for sequels -- this is his first, in fact -- Soderbergh has subverted all of the usual conventions, making the movie far more interesting than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 10, 2004
Much of the movie feels improvised, with laid-back actors tossing off one-liners that work far more often than they don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 10, 2004
The pleasures are entirely in the digressions, which are silly and often delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 10, 2004
This embarrassing sequel to the 2001 remake of the old Rat Pack romp is bogus on a biblical scale -- a bunch of smug movie stars, goofing on their images, wandering through the wilderness for 40 years. Or what seems like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 10, 2004
This slickly entertaining sequel is all about savoring eye candy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
December 10, 2004
How many movies recapture the blithe spirit of Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, plus a sense of old-school star glamour?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 10, 2004
While the movie's lack of pretentiousness is refreshing, there's also a nagging sense of laziness to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
December 10, 2004
Ocean's Twelve feels like a lark, a dashed-off confiture that isn't so much a movie as an excuse for a bunch of old friends to hang out in Europe with somebody else paying the bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 10, 2004
Ocean's Twelve lacks the courage of its star-driven convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 10, 2004
Hey, these boys and girls just want to have fun. This time, though, it is at our expense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 10, 2004
Who doesn't want to see George Clooney nuzzling alongside Julia Roberts, sipping champagne on the patio of an Italian villa? They're just so darn attractive and wealthy looking and on top of the world.
| Original Score: B-
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 10, 2004
Ocean's Twelve makes up for all such potential failings with a generously entertaining spirit and a large cast that brings Rat Pack familiarity and a winking sense of savvy to roles they've played before.
| Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
December 10, 2004
We love these people like family, because they joke and whine and screw up just like our best friends would if our best friends were stealing $200 million.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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December 10, 2004
If a caper comedy can't sustain a narrative line, all the goofy set-pieces in the world will come to naught.
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December 10, 2004
A fun-filled, mind-twisting romp featuring a cast that obviously had just as much fun making the film as the audience does watching it.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 10, 2004
It's so well made and undeniably entertaining it should leap from tall buildings and wear a big 'S' on its chest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 10, 2004
Soderbergh and his scenarists, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell and George Nolfi, are doing a jazz riff. This isn't a caper movie at all, it's an improvisation on caper themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 9, 2004
It's the most high-end junk food imaginable, completely unnourishing and forgettable afterward, but delicious and all but impossible not to enjoy while it's in front of you.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 9, 2004
The real-life camaraderie of Clooney, Pitt, Damon and the rest translates to the screen with charm and verve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2004
A lethargic would-be entertainment as well as a dispiriting vanity project, it is such a misfire that it makes it hard to remember what was special about its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
December 9, 2004
With Ocean's Twelve, Hollywood moves a step closer to the glorious day when it will no longer have to rouse itself to the bothersome task of making movies at all, skipping straight ahead to what the studios truly care about: the marketing campaign.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 9, 2004
Steven Soderbergh's unabashedly trivial sequel may be slim pickings, but when it works, it's a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 9, 2004
A better press conference than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 9, 2004
Ocean's Twelve works like a short-term charm. In several years, you won't remember much about the movie except what a good time you had watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 9, 2004
Please, no questions of logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 9, 2004
Offers a cheap (relatively speaking -- ticket prices aren't what they used to be), stress-free, vicarious vacation.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 9, 2004
This movie often seems like a big, swinging party with a can't-miss guest list.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 9, 2004
The thrill isn't entirely gone, but much of the surprise element is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 8, 2004
Instead of audiences feeling a part of a nifty conspiracy to pull off an audacious robbery, viewers are left largely in the dark as Soderbergh & Co. conspire to trick them with sleight of hand and misdirection.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 8, 2004
The film itself is like a glossy European fashion magazine come to life, with beautiful location shots, stylish direction from Steve Soderbergh and comfortable, winking performances.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 8, 2004
What's on screen is lazy, second-rate, phoned-in -- a heist in which it's the audience whose pockets have been picked.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 7, 2004
Pleasantness and affability reign supreme in Steven Soderbergh's sequel to the remake of Ocean's Eleven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
December 7, 2004
The movie noisily conveys the messy joy of its making, and insists that you have a good time as well.