Ocean's 8

Critics Consensus

Ocean's 8 isn't quite as smooth as its predecessors, but still has enough cast chemistry and flair to lift the price of a ticket from filmgoers up for an undemanding caper.

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Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars.

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All Critics (341) | Top Critics (53) | Fresh (235) | Rotten (106)

  • There's a sweet satisfaction in watching as Ocean pulls it off.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds. But that is a miserably low hurdle to ask such a starry cast to clear...

    Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As heists go, it's a moderately ingenious idea, and for the most part, the movie floats along amiably on the tide of its stars' charisma and the capable if uninspired direction of Ross, who also co-wrote the script with Olivia Milch.

    Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A poorly directed and written blow-out. This cast deserved better.

    Jun 16, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Anne Hathaway makes Daphne Kluger's laugh just one of many annoying things about her, which makes taking advantage of her fun in a movie that's not just a gender switch on heist flicks but a nifty takedown of celebrity culture and the fashion world.

    Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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    Jun 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ocean's 8

  • Mar 16, 2019
    Ocean's Eight is a sad and lackluster attempt to revive the Ocean's franchise. After getting out of prison, Debbie Ocean (Danny's sister) puts together a crew to pull off an extravagant jewelry heist. The cast is pretty impressive (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter), but they don't have any chemistry. And there's no fun. The writers makes a huge mistake right off the bat by killing Danny Ocean off screen and having his death loom over the film. And the cameos from the previous Ocean's films are rather weak. Additionally, there's nothing all that clever or exciting about the heist itself. Mediocre at best, Ocean's Eight lacks the style and attitude that made Steven Soderbergh's trilogy so successful.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2019
    THis update to the Ocean's franchise is entertaining and the girls bring it just as well as the boys. Each actress is suited to her role perfectly. ANd it has the same twists as the mens versions. ENtertaing and fun! 12-30-2018
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2018
    Very early in this spin-off of director Steven Soderbergh's trilogy of movies about George Clooney's ultra-smooth, ultra-smart thief we are introduced to what is and arguably always has been the most fascinating thing about these movies not to mention heist and/or crime dramas in general. This being the fact that the type of people who find themselves in such scenarios have enough self-confidence and charisma to be able to pull-off whatever facade they wish to carry. It's not about what you may or may not be hiding on the inside or what you know about yourself that you believe everyone who sees you immediately assumes as well, but more it is utilizing your appearance, age, and swagger (or lack thereof) to allow those who see you to make those first, quick assumptions only for you to then deliver upon them so as they don't think about you again. It is an awareness of sorts that Clooney's character never fully utilized, he was always the cool guy in the nice suit, but it is almost immediately that his sister, Debbie Ocean, as played by Sandra Bullock utilizes this tool. And then she uses it again. And again. Hell, if her character's tastes weren't so expensive she could make a fine enough living as a salesperson given the way she is able to adapt to and go with whatever environment she finds herself in and whatever people she finds herself in front of, but this is a movie that is meant to both continue the Ocean's legacy while expanding on the diversification of those gender and ethnic gaps that are being actively addressed in Hollywood as of late. Whether you are in support of this or moronically opposed for one reason or another this agenda doesn't really factor into the execution of the film save for one very pointed line of dialogue that is delivered in such a fashion so as to provide reasoning if not necessarily a justification for this movie's existence. Whether this was an Ocean's movie or not though, what gives the film its pulse is this throughline idea of knowing how to interact with people by scanning them upon meeting them and figuring out what type of person they want in their life and immediately becoming that person. Bullock and a few of her co-stars are able to explore this in a few different ways, but it is mostly Bullock who presents a surprisingly layered approach to this train of thought as we see her Debbie battle with how long such a lifestyle can remain exciting as masked by intentions of justice and vengeance. It's a shame the movie itself doesn't follow through on these instincts as the movie Bullock presents us with and allows us to assume Ocean's 8 might become is far more fascinating than the fun, but ultimately derivative one it ends up being. read the whole review at www.reviewsfromabed.com
    Philip P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2018
    Even with the great cast this mostly plays it too safe and is too connected to the "original" trilogy.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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