‘OCEAN’S 11’ IS STILL A GOOD TIME EVEN THESE MANY YEARS LATER

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The 2001 Ocean’s 11 remake with its all-star cast is one of those movies that is still a dang good time.

Ocean’s 11 (2001) Film Review

He’s just gotten out of prison, but Danny Ocean (George Clooney) isn’t about to let moss grow under his feet. Despite the parole check ins, and orders not to leave the state, con man Danny has big plans, which includes robbing not one but three Vegas casinos. The target is Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the man who also happens to be dating Danny’s ex, Tess (Julia Roberts).

Before he can move ahead, Danny first needs crew, starting with Rusty (Bratt Pitt) and Frank (Bernie Mac), but then the questions get harder. Namely, who will bankroll them and how many do they need to pull this job?

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The film moves forward from here, setting up the crew and introducing all of the a-list stars who play this. This includes Matt Damon, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner and more, too. The recognizable faces keep coming. They’re also all fun together, setting up little character quirks that continue to grow in the subsequent films.

This isn’t the only rewatch I’ve had of Ocean’s 11, and yet for some reason I don’t think I ever liked it quite as well as I did in this recent watch. The film is dang fun. I loved everything about it. From the subtle romance (all owed to how Clooney and Roberts play their roles) to the actual caper, it’s just a good one. The film may not be as good as the original, I cannot remember, but it has a place in the cinematic rankings and isn’t a flick to sleep on seeing.

There isn’t a great deal more to say about this 2001 comedy. Between the impressive cast, including behind the scenes power of Steven Soderbergh and the fun caper styling, it’s difficult not to like the flick.

You can stream, at publication, Ocean’s 11 on Max

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‘OCEAN’S 11’ IS STILL A GOOD TIME EVEN THESE MANY YEARS LATER. George Clooney leads an a-list cast in this 2001 flick. Text © RissiWrites.com

Content: There may be some minor innuendo, but nothing graphic. The film has profanity including sh*t, abuse of deity, and an f-word. There is some minor violence and fist-fighting. Ocean’s 11 is PG-13.

Photos: Warner Bros.

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