Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.
|Release Date||:||December 7, 2001|
|Production Company||:||Village Roadshow Pictures, Section Eight, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Warner Bros., WV Films II|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Annie Welles|
|Writers||:||George Clayton Johnson, Ted Griffin, Jack Golden Russell, Len Morganti|
|Casts||:||George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Scott L. Schwartz, Scott Beringer, Henry Silva, Holly Marie Combs, Steven Soderbergh, Tim Perez, Rusty Meyers, Don Cheadle|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, pickpocket, strip club, con artist, atlantic city, cockney accent, card dealer, explosives expert, black and white scene, bare chested, male, salt lake city utah|
At the request of my friends & family over the recent holidays I went to see this film. Though it's not my usual M.O., I really enjoyed this movie.
I've not seen the original 'Rat Pack' version of the movie (except bits and pieces), so a comparison between the two is not possible on my part.
This version I found playful and relatively harmless, and the plot twists are undeniably clever. The comradery between the actors is the most entertaining part of this film in my opinion. Elliot Gould's part had to be my favorite character if forced to pick, followed in close order by Clooney, Pitt & Damon. Actually all of the actors did an excellent job with their roles.
This movie won't change the world, or probably change your mind about anything significant, but the plot is fun, the cinematography is excellent, the actors all shine in their roles, and on occasion that is enough.