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Ocean's Eleven & Ocean's Twelve

Ocean's Eleven & Ocean's Twelve

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon


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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A remake of the breezy 1960 caper film that featured Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack buddies, this Ocean’s Eleven offers equal star power, lavishes more directorial attention on the Big Heist, and is even more entertaining than the original. George Clooney is perfectly cast as the titular trickster, Danny Ocean, a paroled con man determined to rob the wealthy casino owner (Andy Garcia) who’s taken up with his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts). To pull off the complicated robbery, he recruits some individuals with highly specific talents, among them Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, and Elliott Gould. Their painstaking preparations consume a big chunk of the film’s running time, and director Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich) devotes even more footage to the heist and its aftermath. But he realizes that Ocean’s Eleven, like its predecessor, isn’t just about a smash-and-grab job -- it’s about being cool, and to that end the director is extremely punctilious about the movie’s stylized settings, costumes, and music. The script sparkles with wry throwaway lines, and the actors convey a sense of fun that’s definitely infectious. Nobody will ever confuse this spirited romp for high art, but for a great way to pass a couple of hours we can’t think of anything better. Soderbergh provides a full-length commentary for the DVD, and Pitt, Damon, and Garcia throw in their two cents as well. Additionally, the DVD sports an HBO First Look featurette, a brief behind-the-scenes documentary called The Look of the Con, interviews with other members of the cast and production team, three different theatrical trailers, and DVD-ROM content.

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