Ocean's Twelve

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Steven Soderbergh's sequel to his remake of Ocean's Eleven, the logically titled Ocean's Twelve, debuts on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials are limited to the theatrical trailer, which is something of a surprise considering the whistles and bells that came with the DVD of Ocean's Eleven. That said, the visual and audio ...
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Overview

Steven Soderbergh's sequel to his remake of Ocean's Eleven, the logically titled Ocean's Twelve, debuts on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials are limited to the theatrical trailer, which is something of a surprise considering the whistles and bells that came with the DVD of Ocean's Eleven. That said, the visual and audio quality of the disc is first-rate.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Steven Soderbergh, a talented filmmaker known for alternating small, arty films with more commercial projects, finally hit the box-office jackpot in 2001 with the star-studded remake of the Rat Pack favorite Ocean’s 11, so a sequel was inevitable. Soderbergh successfully reunites the entire Ocean’s Eleven cast and adds several other stars who sweeten the celebrity pot. Like its predecessor, Ocean’s Twelve is a lighthearted caper flick that relies to a great extent on the interaction of its cast members, and the movie’s more about that chemistry than the caper itself. Terry Benedict Andy Garcia, the casino owner whom Danny Ocean George Clooney and his ten partners ripped off in the first film, has tracked the gang down, and he gives them two weeks to repay -- with interest -- the money they stole from him. In desperation, the thieves head for Europe to stage heists that will net them the required amount. What they haven’t counted on is competition from a master thief known only as the Night Fox Vincent Cassel and the tenacity of Interpol investigator Isabel Lahiri Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is determined to apprehend them. Ocean’s Twelve unfolds in Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris, affording picturesque backdrops for the ingenious thefts planned by Danny and his crew. As Danny’s wife, Tess, Julia Roberts -- whose part in the first film was largely decorative -- takes a larger role this time around, thanks to a clever gambit that draws her into the largest of the planned heists. Bruce Willis plays himself in an extended cameo, and Soderbergh favorite Albert Finney pops up as well. The ridiculously convoluted story holds together, if only by a thread. But that hardly matters, because it’s evident from the first reel that the cast is having a great time. In fact, Ocean’s Twelve is one of the most self-aware movies we’ve seen in many moons, and the in-jokes speed by like Vespa scooters. It basically dares the viewer to have as much fun as the onscreen participants -- a challenge that's easy to accept.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
At the end of The Player, Robert Altman got Bruce Willis and Julia Roberts to spoof their status as the biggest box-office draws of the time. Fifteen years later, Steven Soderbergh uses the same two stars in order to skewer celebrity culture as a whole. The post-modern finale dovetails nicely with the frisky formalist games that director Steven Soderbergh likes to play, but Ocean's Twelve is easily his least substantial film to date. That does not mean it is not entertaining. The large cast obviously had a blast working together and making the film. While that often leads to finished films that alienate audiences who are not allowed to be in on all the fun that must have been happening when the cameras stopped, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and everyone else all care more about their careers than their status as celebrities. They surely enjoy the perks of fame; there is no need for this film to exist other than for this collection of actors to revel in hanging out with celebrity friends. However, they fully comprehend how fluid their fame is, and therefore they do appreciate the audience. The viewer is put in the position of being in on the joke rather than having the joke played on them. With lesser talent, Ocean's Twelve might have come off as a crass attempt to cash in, but the first-rate crew and cast turn the film into a good-humored exercise in style over substance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2005
  • UPC: 085393894825
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,667

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Clooney Danny Ocean
Brad Pitt Rusty Ryan
Matt Damon Linus Caldwell
Catherine Zeta-Jones Isabel Lahiri
Andy Garcia Terry Benedict
Don Cheadle Basher Tarr
Bernie Mac Frank Catton
Julia Roberts Tess Ocean
Casey Affleck Virgil Malloy
Scott Caan Turk Malloy
Vincent Cassel François Toulour
Edward Jemison Livingston Dell
Shaobo Qin Yen
Carl Reiner Saul Bloom
Elliott Gould Reuben Tishkoff
Robbie Coltrane Matsui
Eddie Izzard Roman Nagel
Cherry Jones "Molly Star"/Mrs. Caldwell
Jeroen Krabbé Van der Woude
Jared Harris Basher's Engineer
Mini Anden Supermodel
Carlo Antonazzo Security Advisor
Candice Azzara Saul's Lady
Jessie Bell Toulour Woman #7
Marc Bodnar Train Security #2
Karl A. Brown Train Security #1
Andrea Buhl Toulour Woman #2
Dina Connolly Virgil's Fiancée
Michael de Lano Casino Manager
Antonio DeMatteo Hotel Employee
Youma Diakite Toulour Woman #1
Dennis DiAngelo Photographer's Assistant
Raquel Faria Toulour Woman #5
Al Faris Frank's Jail Mate
Albert Finney Gaspar La Marque
Mingming Gao Chinese Mother
Adriano Giannini Museum Director
Anne-Solenne Hatte Toulour Woman #8
Nichelle Hines Assistant Manager
Anne-Marguerite Jacques Shop Owner
Eddie Jemison
Amelie Kahn-Ackermann Chinese Daughter
Ed Kross Bank Officer
Sylvia Kwon Toulour Woman #3
Francesca Lancini Toulour Woman #4
David Lindsay Arsenal Bus Driver
Jennifer Liu Mani-pedi Woman #1
Giulio Magnolia Photographer
Denny Mendez Toulour Woman #9
Luciano Miele Hotel Manager
Ana Caterina Morariu Bruce Willis' Companion
Nelson Peltz Partygoer
Elena Potapova Toulour Woman #6
Mattia Sbragia Commissario Giordano
James M. Schneider Club Heckler
Scott L. Schwartz Bruiser
Mathieu Simonet Backpack Kid
Larry Sontag Plainclothes Goon #2
David Sontag Plainclothes Goon #1
Martina Stella Nagel's Assistant
Craig Susser Men's Club Waiter
Chris Tates Paul's Partner
Nerissa Tedesco Palm Reader
Don Tiffany House Painter
Michael VanDerHeijden Funeral Priest
Giselda Volodi Toulour's Butler
Jerry Weintraub American Businessman
Johan Widerberg Johan
Jeroen Willems Paul
Leah Zhang Mani-Pedi Woman #2
Technical Credits
Steven Soderbergh Director
Peter Andrews Cinematographer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Frederic W. Brost Co-producer
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
David Holmes Score Composer
Susan Ekins Executive Producer
Tony Fanning Art Director
John Hardy Executive Producer
David Homes Score Composer
Jean-Michel Hugon Art Director
Billy Hunter Set Decoration/Design
Greg Jacobs Asst. Director, Co-producer
Paul Ledford Sound/Sound Designer
Philip Messina Production Designer
Stephen Mirrione Editor
George Nolfi Screenwriter
Lauren Polizzi Set Decoration/Design
Eugenio Ulissi Art Director
Jerry Weintraub Producer
Debra Zane Casting
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Bad.

    I got this movie a while ago and i thought it was pretty good, i mean, yes, i've seen better but this is FAR from a terrible movie. yeah, the story line's a little skechy and not close-knit but i still enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    uuuhhhmmmm

    If you're interested in a movie that actually goes somewhere, then pass on this. There's not much here. It's merely a romp for the CAST of Oceans 11 who got back together to do a sequel, but didn't spend too much time worrying about the result. They play pranks on themselves, laugh, and goof off, while a series of nonsensical scenes are strung together around a not-too-logical heist- all to pay back the guy whose money they stole in the first movie (?). The director apparently didn't care too much about the product either and let the gang do pretty much anything they wanted on set. The dialogue sounds like it as well. There is, however, one item worth noting, an irony of sorts: it's Julia Roberts playing herself. Now I usually argue that Roberts is incapable of playing anything other than variations of herself, but this time she actually does just that- she plays herself! It's another one of the gags the cast obviously enjoyed pulling, but I wonder if she realizes how much the joke is on her. The European locations give this flick a little essence, but that's about it. It's essentially a feast for the stargazer (add Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bruce Willis to the rest) but no more. So, unless you just want to see the Hollywood celebrities giggle at themselves, like I said: skip it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ouch.

    You know how they say that sequals are never as good as the original? In some cases, that's not true. Unfortunatley, it is in the case of Ocean's Twelve. In all fairness, I probably wouldn't be so critical if Eleven hadn't been so darn outstanding. The acting in Twelve isn't bad at all- actually, the actors are so casual in some scenes that it feels more like a conversation than a script. However, the plot brings the entire movie crashing down. There are so many gaps and holes in the storyline that it isn't really a storyline at all. I pride myself as being one who can pick up on plots right away, but this one stumped me. Also, there are several 'inside' jokes that are never explained. For example, Danny Ocean repeatedly refers to someone breaking "Rule #1." And what exactly IS this Rule #1? The world may never know... However, the music is great, and the cast is fantasic. There are some scenes in this movie that are fun, even if not fully understandable- I loved the part when the mysterious thief known as the Night Fox literally dances his way through a complex and unpredictable labyrinth of lasers. Another great scene is when George Clooney, proudly sporting his New York Yankees hat, engages in an all-out brawl with someone wearing a Boston RedSox cap. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Luscious, Beautiful, Fun

    It was a little light on the storyline and Julia Roberts could have looked better, but I loved it! The scenery was spectacular! No wonder George Clooney loves Laglio!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The In-Joke is on Viewers

    I loved the first (remake) of this movie and was so thrilled to hear there would be a sequel with the original cast. Unfortunately instead of developing a tight script, the filmakers opted to have no script at all - the actors seem to be making it up as they go along. While they all appear to be having fun, this is one in-joke after another. When Julie Roberts plays herself and Bruce Willis shows up the film becomes so incredibly stupid and it becomes clear this film is just for them (actors/ makers) and not for the audience. That said, the introduction of Catherine Zeta- Jones (who normally I do not like) is refreshing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Poor Excuse for a Sequel

    Very disappointing. Oceans 11 was everything this movie was not. At least the actors seemed like they were having fun, because the plot made no sense, the editing was too chaotic in places, and the overall tone was sloppy. All in all, very disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Booorrrring

    Sorry, but I just couldn't get into the groove with this sequel. Too many stars spoil the broth and make dead-end sequels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    People take this movie...

    Too seriously! How many sequels have you seen to realize that the original is still and always will be better.? The only reason I gave it one star is because they put no extras. You can't be pulling that type of sh!t anymore. People spend the extra money so they can see the extra stuff. Whats the point of wasting technology like that?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    step away from that stand

    i saw it in theathers. I liked it but did i have to buy it? yea i did it is a good movie no doubt just not as good as first

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Insulting Movie

    The moive makes absolutely no sense. A slap in the face to the original production. This one is a group of arrogant actors laughing at the public that spends money on this movie. Run from this movie, buy something else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie, great fun!!!

    With the all star cast coming back into the characters of Ocean's 11, the story is blown on a larger scale- Europe. There's another job, and more characters. Rusty (B. Pitt) has a love interest (C. Zeta Jones); Linus (M. Damon) has a more leadership role, Tess (J. Roberts) also has a hilarious bit. A little more difficult to follow (as intended by Soderburgh for plot reasons), but just as funny or even funnier than the first. Great music again by David Holmes. Very great movie.

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