Ocean's Eleven

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As fast-paced, witty, and entertaining as it is star-studded and coolly stylish, Ocean's Eleven offers a well-seasoned serving of popcorn entertainment.



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A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-profile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. As with its predecessor, Ocean's Eleven opens with its titular hero Danny Ocean (George Clooney stepping into the Frank Sinatra role) eager for a new challenge. The similarities to the original end there, as Ocean conspires with his old pal Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to rob 150 million dollars from an underground vault that serves three of Las Vegas' biggest casinos. Between the two of them, they recruit nine other men, each with his own criminal specialty, to assist in the mission: moneyman Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), card dealer Frank (Bernie Mac), pickpocket Linus (Matt Damon), aging con artist Saul (Carl Reiner), British explosives pro Basher (Don Cheadle), techie Dell (Eddie Jemison), rude-boy brothers Virgil (Casey Affleck) and Turk (Scott Caan), and professional acrobat Yen (Shaobo Qin). What Ocean doesn't tell the group is that there's another reason he's coordinating the heist: the three casinos they're robbing are all owned by ruthless gambling mogul Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), who just happens to be married to Ocean's former love Tess (Julia Roberts). Ocean's Eleven was updated by scribe Ted Griffin and marked the third feature shot by director Steven Soderbergh under the alias Peter Andrews. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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George Clooney
as Danny Ocean
Andy Garcia
as Terry Benedict
Brad Pitt
as Rusty
Edward Jemison
as Livingston Dell
Eddie Jemison
as Livingston
Cecelia Birt
as Board Member
Paul L. Nolan
as Board Member
Carol Florence
as Board Member
Lori Galinski
as Blackjack Dealer
Mark Gantt
as Bartender
Timothy Paul Perez
as Security Guard/Oscar
John Fiore
as Hotel Security
Frank Patton
as Lockbox Carrier
Tim Snay
as FBI Man
Miguel Pérez
as Explosives Cop
Lennox Lewis
as Himself
Jim Lampley
as Himself
Barry Brandt
as Technicians
Robert Peters
as Eye-in-the-Sky Technician
Dave Jensen
as Eye-in-the-Sky Technician
Joe LaDue
as Billy Tim Denham
John C. Fiore
as Hotel Security
Tommy Kordick
as Hotel Bellman
Tony Allison
as French High Roller
Michael Delano
as Walsh, Casino Manager
Charles La Russa
as Italian High Roller
Anthony Allison
as French High Roller
Ronn Soeda
as Japanese High Roller
J.P. Manoux
as Aide-de-Camp
William L. Johnson
as Technician #2
Jerry Weintraub
as High Roller
Frankie Jay Allison
as Eddie, High Roller Pit Boss
James Curatola
as Baccarat Dealer
Henry Silva
as Himself
Eydie Gorme
as Herself
Wayne Newton
as Himself
Richard Reed
as Bucky Buchanan
David Sontag
as Plainclothes Goon
Larry Sontag
as Plainclothes Goon
Rusty Meyers
as Security Officer
Joe Coyle
as Security Officer
John Robotham
as Uzi-Carrying Guard
Vincent Ward
as Uzi-Carrying Guard
James Alfonso
as Police Officer
Topher Grace
as Himself (uncredited)
Joshua Jackson
as Himself (uncredited)
Holly Marie Combs
as Herself (uncredited)
Barry Watson
as Himself (uncredited)
Shane West
as Himself (uncredited)
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Steven Soderbergh's take on the 1960-remade heist film is a sleek and impressive display that's charming from beginning to end. George Clooney and the star-studded cast perform with such smooth and often humorous swagger that is both modern and memorable than the original. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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A rarity--a remake that's better than the original. 11 men led by Danny Ocean (George Clooney) prepare to rob a vault linked to 3 casinos in Las Vegas. His partners in crime include Brad Pitt, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon and Scott Caan. Also, the casinos are owned by Tery Benedict (Andy Garcia) who is romancing Ocean's ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts). Fun, engrossing, just simply the most enjoyable film of 2001. It moves smoothly, the entire cast plays it cool and easy and Steven Soderbergh directs it with flair and intelligence. Yes, it's light; yes, it's a trifle but it's so FUN! I really loved this film. Affleck and Caan are hilarious as bickering brothers. My only complaint--Julia Roberts (the only woman in the cast) is shot very cruelly. She's beautiful so why does she look so bad? Aside from that this is a fun movie. Just sit back and enjoy. 3 1/2 stars Updated from 9-27-07

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Movie about a group of guys who rob three Las Vegas casinos in one night. My fave scenes are when George explains the plan to the guys and when he forgets the batteries for the remote. Brad, George and Andy are hot! The cast are great, the plot and the twist at the end are all brilliant.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


I may be overlooking something here, but everything just seems entirely smooth with this film. As Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is released from prison, he assembles a team of eleven people to rob three of the most profitable casinos in all of Las Vegas. The plot is huge and the payoff will be gigantic. They are in the running for over 163 million dollars. The cast is brilliant and the writing is superb. Sure there may be some annoying edits throughout the film and there will be some noticeable stumbles during the robbery, but "Ocean's Eleven" delivers on everything. When the film ended, I applauded it for making me believe that I was watching more than just another heist film. This film is terrific!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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