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Ocean's 8

  • Comedy
  • 2017
  • Gary Ross
  • 105 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Following in the footsteps of brother Danny, light-fingered Debbie Ocean plans to steal the Toussaint, a $150million necklace from Vogue's Met Gala, with the `help' of a famous actress. Crime caper, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A gang of wily women goes after a legendary diamond necklace at the Met Gala in this all-female spin-off from Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney's Danny, who reunites with her right-hand woman (Cate Blanchett) on release from prison so they can assemble a crew for a spectacular heist. Ocean's 8 emerges sufficiently from its predecessors' shadow by virtue of the inspired casting (Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter all feature). It's less self-satisfied, while cameos are fleeting and not necessarily from who you'd expect. Bullock provides a steely, edgy centre and Blanchett inhabits the super-cool sidekick with no sign of any double Oscar-winner ego. The antics are as ingenious as they are preposterous and the film strikes many of the right feminist-fuelled notes. Perhaps it coasts too heavily on the novelty of women banding together to steal stuff. And if the script could have done with a touch more sass and the direction from Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) a little more distinction, the cast are divine and the overall effect is entertainingly empowered.

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Credits

Cast

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Debbie OceanSandra Bullock
LouCate Blanchett
Daphne KlugerAnne Hathaway
Rose WeilHelena Bonham Carter
TammySarah Paulson
AmitaMindy Kaling
Nine BallRihanna
ConstanceAwkwafina
John FrazierJames Corden
Claude BeckerRichard Armitage
Penelope SternDakota Fanning
ReubenElliott Gould
EthelElizabeth Ashley
Parole Board officerGriffin Dunne
Linus CaldwellMatt Damon
Jaime KingJaime King

Crew

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DirectorGary Ross

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2018-06-18
Language
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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