Ocean’s Eleven

The Brunching Shuttlecocks and I disagree for the third time in recorded history. The Self-Made Critic finds nothing spectacular about Ocean’s Eleven, Soderbergh’s heist flick. Speaking of Heist, this is exactly what I was hoping for when I went to see that movie. Something clever. Something fun. Something stitched together with care and skill.

Ocean’s Eleven isn’t heavy–in fact it’s rated PG-13 (a rating I happen to appreciate), but it is a kick in the pants. Everyone is slick and charming, and the grand scheme leads you step by step, trying to figure out how the heck they’re going to get out. Great fun. Go.

2 Responses to Ocean’s Eleven

  1. cecily says:

    *spoiler alert*

    I agree with yor assessment of “Ocean’s Eleven”. Another thing I enjoyed — no one died an excruciatingly drawn out, live and in technicolor, gore splashed across the screen, death. It was an unexpected and a very welcome surprise..

    The only reason I would give this movie 3 1/2 stars (out of five) is that I couldn’t help wishing that Julia Roberts had more to do, but I feel that way about most movies these days.

  2. Cat says:

    Cecily–I didn’t feel I could post that to the front, but you hit on one of the things I loved about the movie as well. It takes effort to pull off a movie these days without a lot of gratuitous violence. Very cool. As for Julia, I think her part was a throwback to the original, which was done in the 60s. I noticed the imbalance, but it didn’t bother me too much. I don’t always equate a lack of female involvement as sexism–it was a guy flick, and that was fine.