Ocean's Eleven


Directed By Steven Soderbergh

Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh (credited as his alias Peter Andrews)

Plot Summary

Danny Ocean knows how to get the best of the best, and he recruits them all to pull the craziest job of their careers yet (and the biggest Las Vegas has ever seen). The target: a vault that stores cash from three different casinos. They plan to hit it on boxing night - where there will be an even more unusually large amount of cash in it. Ocean is also after his ex-wife, Tess, who is now in a relationship with Mr. Benedict, coincidentally (or not so much) the owner of the three casinos.

My Thoughts

Rarely do you see such an impeccable cast all in one movie as in this one. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Three of my favorite actors and the best of the generation. Julia Roberts, one of the most talented actresses. Don Cheadle and Bernie Mac. You'd be hard pressed to find a better group than this. The fast-paced film, much aligned to the pace of its Vegas setting, never misses a beat. It's as smooth as Clooney's lead character is, always knowing just when and how to make its moves with exact precision. Soderbergh not only directed, but also shot the film, making it that much more impressive. The characters all play off each other, making for a rich dynamic that unravels at a pace that keeps you engaged to the last minute.

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