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Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Director:Steven Soderbergh
Cast:George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
Genre:Film, Drama

By Ian Grey | Posted

Completely inconsequential and satisfying in the mode of an agreeably light pastry, Ocean's Eleven stars George Clooney as heist expert Danny Ocean. Upon completing a stint in the Jersey pen, he hooks up with fellow master con Dusty (Brad Pitt). Together they hatch a harebrained plan to rob the seemingly impregnable Bellagio casino. They recruit a team of 11 that includes a pickpocket (Matt Damon), a munitions expert (Don Cheadle), and an über-geek Livingston (Eddie Jemison). Romantic interest is provided by Julia Roberts. The almost compulsive tact that prevented Traffic from becoming the ultimate War on Drugs feature turns into an absolute plus here. There's barely a curse word to be heard; violence is nil. Soderbergh eschews Big Statements in the name of pure entertainment and ends up with the most skillful small pleasure in this cinematically awful year of our Lord, 2001.

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