Ocean’s Eleven

{5/5} “Well, if I’m reading this right — I’d like to think that I am — this is probably the least accessible vault ever designed.”

Ocean’s Eleven, released in 2001

Danny Ocean, having just gotten out of prison, is planning his next heist. It’s a complicated one, will require a bunch of people — eleven — but has a big payoff. He plans to rob 3 casinos in Las Vegas, all owned by the same person and all sharing the same vault. He gathers together all the best people, but it’s still a dangerous plan.

The introduction of the team members is brilliant, the planning is delightful, and the execution is thrilling — and the twist is one of the best ever.

It’s funny and clever. If you haven’t seen it, now is the time to treat yourself.

There are some terrific visuals, like the scene where everyone in a crowd turns around except Danny Ocean.

Topher Grace has a nice cameo.

Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, and Carl Reiner. Also stars Julia Roberts and Andy Garcia.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Out of Sight). The jazzy music by David Holmes fits the tone of the movie splendidly.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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