Ocean's Eleven

  • 12
  • Steven Soderbergh (2001)
  • US / Aus
  • 111 min
Ocean's Eleven
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Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action crime caper starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. Supercool crook Danny Ocean has only just been released from prison, but is already planning his next job. But as Danny begins to assemble his team for the heist, it becomes clear he has motives other than just getting rich quick.

Cast and crew


Danny Ocean
George Clooney
Rusty Ryan
Brad Pitt
Tess Ocean
Julia Roberts
Linus Caldwell
Matt Damon
Terry Benedict
Andy Garcia
Basher Tarr
Don Cheadle
Frank Catton
Bernie Mac
Reuben Tishkoff
Elliott Gould
Saul Bloom
Carl Reiner
Turk Malloy
Scott Caan
Virgil Malloy
Casey Affleck
Qin Shaobo
Livingston Dell
Eddie Jemison
Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis
Wladimir Klitschiko
Henry Silva
Henry Silva
Eydie Gorme
Eydie Gorme
Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson
Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence
Wayne Newton
Wayne Newton
Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson
Holly Marie Combs
Holly Marie Combs
Shane West
Shane West


Steven Soderbergh

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 15 Feb 2002
Certificate 12