A rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons team up for the heist to end all heists in this high-profile remake of the 1960 Rat Pack favorite. As with its predecessor, Ocean's Eleven opens with its titular hero Danny Ocean (George Clooney stepping into the Frank Sinatra role) eager for a new challenge. The similarities to the original end there, as Ocean conspires with his old pal Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) to rob 150 million dollars from an underground vault that serves three of Las Vegas' biggest casinos. Between the two of them, they recruit nine other men, each with his own criminal specialty, to assist in the mission: moneyman Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould), card dealer Frank (Bernie Mac), pickpocket Linus (Matt Damon), aging con artist Saul (Carl Reiner), British explosives pro Basher (Don Cheadle), techie Dell (Eddie Jemison), rude-boy brothers Virgil (Casey Affleck) and Turk (Scott Caan), and professional acrobat Yen (Shaobo Qin). What Ocean doesn't tell the group is that there's another reason he's coordinating the heist: the three casinos they're robbing are all owned by ruthless gambling mogul Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), who just happens to be married to Ocean's former love Tess (Julia Roberts). Ocean's Eleven was updated by scribe Ted Griffin and marked the third feature shot by director Steven Soderbergh under the alias Peter Andrews.~Michael Hastings
2 commentaries: #1 - Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Brad Pitt; #2 - director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Ted Griffin
Cast film highlights
DVD-ROM's PC enhanced features: access the In or Out? Challenge and more
Documentaries HBO First Look: The Making of Ocean's Eleven and The Look of the Con
Languages: English & Français (dubbed in Quebec)
Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)
There's something special about a well executed heist movie. It'd be easy for some characters to get lost in an ensemble this big, but Ocean's 11 manages it exceptionally well. The big guns lead the way, but all the supporting guys get their moment to shine too. Great cinematography and music to boast. Just a really great, chill movie to enjoy.
I love coming back to this movie over and over. Great acting and chemistry between the cast. And immensely rewatchable. Not to mention the Blu Ray is so inexpensive (cheaper than DVD version currently). I was a little disappointed at the scant features, but still worth the under $10 I paid.
This movie is better than the original version which was good in its time but doesn't hold up today. Sinatra and his crew were the rat pack at the time and their version of cool is most obnoxious in today's world. this newer version is better acted.
take the concept of the Rat-Pack original, add actors who aren't just there to advert for their Vegas shows and you've got something so much better than the Rat-Pack Commercial...I mean original.
unbelievable plot, maybe but definitely one we all think about