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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ocean's Thirteen (Directed by Steven Soderbergh)


George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle and well like 8 others...

He said:
The Oceans franchise is a lot of fun. One of my favorite things about this film is that while promoting the film before it's 2007 release, George Clooney and the majority of the cast toted this sequel as an apology for Ocean's 12.

This film is exactly what it promises to be, fast paced, quick witted and all out fun. It is definitely a film that you need to be paying attention to from start to finish, as the story does not wait for you to catch up.

I love the look and feel of this movie and have no complaints about it what so ever. Watch this film {{{4.5 out of 5}}}

She Said:

I love this film. The last in a trilogy (is it ever now though?) that is about being slick, smooth, intelligent and y'know... making crime look fun. As James said this film is really an apology for the abysmal second film . Luckily the filmmakers worked out that the all-boys outing to Vegas is the winning setting.

As with the first film, Oceans 11, this film rewards repeat viewings and I recommend watching it at least twice. There are substories of subplots which actually turn out to be substories of main plots. There are characters who you though were one thing who turn out to be another. There are twists on twists.

But the main reason for watching again is because... it is a great film with great cinematography. Soderbergh loves long shots. Go back and look out for them.

Vegas provides a great backdrop for this crime film. It successfully makes the viewer want to join in the heist and take down the corrupted casino moguls. And why is it okay to want to be a criminal like Ocean? Well because a) he is George Clooney, b) he was Frank Sinatra, c) "its not about making money... its about taking money"**

I give this film a deserved <<<4.5 out of 5>>>

**Quote from Dr Horrible's Sing-along-blog. Fits though doesn't it?

They said:

If you have difficulty keeping up with complex plots then you may want to avoid this film. But if you love them, and you love slick dialogue and have no problem putting your faith in the director that he has everything under control then watch it. Oh and it is in Vegas... so just watch it for that. We give it <<<9 out of 10>>>


  1. I totally agree with your review. I have watched this film a few times and you can't get bored as there is so much going on and the pace is nippy. Even if you watch it and get a bit lost, just enjoy the good looking people and the fantastic, glitzy world that is Las Vegas. We want Ocean's 14!

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with the review! I was also quite tickled to see you quote Dr. Horrible.

  3. @Barbara - yes Ocean's 14! As long as there is more Las Vegas glamour!

    @Maloy - Thanks! It just seemed so appropriate :P