Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Steven Soderbergh (2001)

111min
12 Certificate
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Review

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George Clooney and his A-list pals have fun in the Las Vegas sun in this thoroughly enjoyable caper from director Steven Soderbergh. In a loose remake of the 1960 Rat Pack venture of the same name, Clooney comfortably steps into Frank Sinatra's shoes as Danny Ocean, who is fresh out of jail but still plans to pull off an audacious heist with the help of a ten-man crew. His star cronies include Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Carl Reiner and Don Cheadle, who affects the worst cockney accent you've ever heard. The plan is to hit the vault containing the take from three of the biggest casinos in Vegas, all of which belong to Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the guy who just happens to be dating Ocean's ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts). This is one of those films that's a joy from start to finish, but doesn't strain the brain for a second. Thankfully, the mechanics of the heist take second place to the glorious interplay of a stellar cast that is clearly having a ball with the sharp, quick-fire dialogue.

Summary

A suave ex-convict assembles a gang of sophisticated crooks to pull off a daring heist. He intends to rob three of Las Vegas's biggest casinos simultaneously - and also win back his estranged wife, who is now dating the ruthless owner of all three gambling establishments. Steven Soderbergh's crime comedy, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Bernie Mac.

Cast & Crew

Danny Ocean George Clooney
Rusty Ryan Brad Pitt
Tess Ocean Julia Roberts
Linus Caldwell Matt Damon
Frank Catton Bernie Mac
Terry Benedict Andy Garcia
Reuben Tishkoff Elliott Gould
Basher Tarr Don Cheadle
Yen Shaobo Qin
Saul Bloom Carl Reiner
Turk Malloy Scott Caan
Virgil Malloy Casey Affleck
Himself Lennox Lewis
Director Steven Soderbergh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Feb 2002
Comedy Drama