As with many of this director's works, this film is all about being cool; George Clooney is cool, Brad Pitt is cool, they wear cool clothes and do cool things. There's nothing else to it; its's cool. However, it's also a very good movie to boot, and a definite improvement on the Ratpack original. The casting is impressive, with a number of A-list stars and competent support (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle), and they each play their parts well (not to mention being cool). The heroes are rogueish, the villain is suitably snide and smug, and the action is entertaining. It won't go down as a classic, but it's a very enjoyable, and cool, couple of hours.