Ocean's Thirteen - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ocean's Thirteen Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 30, 2007
When a movie keeps you this entertained without insulting your intelligence, it's hard to complain.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
It's a great looking movie.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 13, 2007
Flat, abstruse, predictable and unable to raise your pulse rate higher than a blip on an EKG.
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David Fear
Time Out
June 9, 2007
You get what you came for, namely the usual suspects breezily hamming it up and a lot of forgettable banter going down incredibly easily.
| Original Score: 3/6
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Tom Charity
CNN.com
June 9, 2007
An entertaining night out at the movies. Have some popcorn.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 8, 2007
Though it takes a little while before it really takes off, this slick bauble of a movie qualifies as the best of the summer 'threequels" -- at least thus far.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 8, 2007
An exercise in stylish bravado that is as substantial as a catfight between supermodels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 8, 2007
Something seems to be off when the actors onscreen are having a better time than the audience. Just like the first Ocean's film, this isn't so much a movie as a private party.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 8, 2007
For all its forced twinkle, Ocean's Thirteen leaves you with no real warmth, like a croupier who's just cleaned you out before he wishes you a nice day.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 8, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen is hack Hollywood garbage, the sort of film that thinks so little of its supposedly sure-thing audience that it never breaks a sweat. That's not cool; that's lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 8, 2007
A lightweight but altogether entertaining romp-reunion that seems like nothing more -- or less -- than a do-over for the Steven Soderbergh-George Clooney Gang's ponderous, too-hip-for-the room Ocean's Twelve.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
June 8, 2007
In Hollywood's version of Vegas, I'll have the surf, and the turf, and the vegetarian, and anything else Soderbergh wants to serve me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 8, 2007
Why put so much sheen on a movie that warrants and provokes nothing more than mild diversion? It's like serving sloppy joes on fine china.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 8, 2007
This might be the first piece of escapism to have a whiff of public service at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 8, 2007
Thematically, though, this is an improvement on its forebears, mainly due to the way it deals - much like Scorsese's best work - with the archaic nature of the criminal set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 7, 2007
Hilarity-free.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
June 7, 2007
It's time to send the Danny Ocean franchise out to sea, for good.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 7, 2007
With Ocean's Thirteen, the gang's all here, looking fighting trim and Hollywood beautiful, at your disposable pleasure.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen will please those who delight in its persistent self-mythologizing, but the thrill of the original is gone, and nothing can bring it back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dana Stevens
Slate
June 7, 2007
Surrendering to Ocean's 13's pleasurable surfaces is sort of like admitting your attraction to a luxury brand: Sure, those alligator loafers are extravagant nonsense, but they feel so nice on your feet.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 7, 2007
Ocean's 11's easy chemistry and effortless style return alongside the let's-take-down-a-casino plot.
| Original Score: B+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 7, 2007
The details, the plots, the stratagems, the counter-stratagems mount and mount and mount until the thing reaches a point of such overplotted density it can't be penetrated.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 7, 2007
Evocatively shot with the saturated color of '60s film and accompanied by David Holmes' retro-mod score, Ocean's Thirteen is a boy's-night-out lark that girls can enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 7, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen is as lazy and laid-back as a softball game with the beer keg at second. And it's just as enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 7, 2007
The most enjoyable thing about the Ocean's movies is that nobody involved seems to take them seriously. The star wattage is immense but the stars themselves are refreshingly self-deprecating, almost satirically so.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 7, 2007
A sequel (or three-quel, if you will) that returns to the vicarious fun of the first movie, Ocean's Eleven, and all but erases the not-so-fond memory of the preening ego-trip that was Ocean's Twelve.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 7, 2007
Ultimately, if you give yourself up to its manufactured charm, it all becomes comfortingly familiar.
| Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 7, 2007
The party may well be ending for these gentlemen, but it was fun while it lasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
June 7, 2007
After the story's wheels are set in motion, you pretty much know everything that's going to happen, but director Steven Soderbergh makes it fun to watch your winning hand unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 7, 2007
The movie is all heist, which Soderbergh carries off in high style.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 7, 2007
Its a funny, chummy movie that is every bit as over-plotted, absurd and indulgent as Ocean's Twelve. The big improvement? This time the ham is served on wry.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 7, 2007
Like the first Ocean's, Ocean's Thirteen is a satisfying story of a grand-scale swindle, but it also retains the impishness and charm of Ocean's Twelve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 7, 2007
Hollywood's summer of risk-free programming continues with the fourth three-peat in six weeks, Ocean's Thirteen, the least overbearing of the franchise installments rolled out so far.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
June 7, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen is passingly enjoyable summer fluff, but if you can find a more genial, less edgy caper movie, you might want to own it as a pet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
June 7, 2007
For two hours, life as you drearily know it is effectively suspended and a summery delirium takes over. This may be one of the busiest movies ever made, but Soderbergh keeps the activity percolating with a fizzy arsenal of retro editing flourishes.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 7, 2007
This time, the con is on the audience.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2007
I know full well I'm expected to Suspend My Disbelief. Unfortunately, my disbelief is very heavy, and during Ocean's Thirteen, the suspension cable snapped.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 7, 2007
Predictably adolescent and smarmy, with the mix of sentimentality and cynical flippancy that's becoming Steven Soderbergh's specialty (even when he's pretending to make art films), this is chewing gum for the eyes and ears, and not bad as such.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2007
Thirteen is all about maintaining a barely perceptible smirk behind an impassive pose. The line between cool and cold is a thin one, however. Cool isn't the word for Thirteen; it's just smug.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Germain
Associated Press
June 6, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen still feels like one trip too many to the craps table, playing the same hunches, with the outcome unimaginatively clear from the start: Categorical victory for the rascally good guys, utter defeat and humiliation for the villain.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
June 6, 2007
There's actually a coherent script, and there are some real laughs. Not big laughs, mind you, but a fairly steady stream of smiles and chuckles. And their newest caper is, as expected, fiendishly complex and outlandishly executed.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 6, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen is the first sequel of the summer of 2007 not to fall on its face. The film is better paced and more involving than Ocean's Twelve but perhaps not as well executed as Ocean's Eleven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 6, 2007
[A] delectably elaborate and savory soufflé of a mother-of-all-scams sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 6, 2007
A spectacle blatantly predicated on a smug gaggle of mega movie stars in boss threads ostentatiously having fun by pretending to steal the house's money, while actually taking yours.
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David Denby
New Yorker
June 4, 2007
After a lot of buildup, not much happens at the climax.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 4, 2007
Is it possible that only a director so distrustful of surfaces could surrender so thrillingly to the big lie?
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 2, 2007
It's watchable, colorful and intermittently funny, but given the level of talent on display, it's reasonable to want more than that.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2007
[Recaptures] much of the spirit of the original film.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 24, 2007
So listless and logy it needed Michael Moore to take it to Cuba for emergency medical treatment.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 24, 2007
As smooth as a good mojito, as stylish as an Armani suit and as meaningful in the grand scheme of things as yesterday's Las Vegas betting odds, Ocean's Thirteen continues the breezy good times of the first two series entries without missing a beat.