Danny Ocean manages to convince the parole board that he is a reformed prisoner, and gets released after four years behind bars. He then rounds up a talented crew to undertake the most audatious robbery of all time......the theft of $160 million from the most secure vault in the world that services the Mirage, Bellagio, and MGM Grand casinos in Las Vegas. How does he do that?!
This film is the epitomy of cool. In every respect it has an air of sophistication and just oozes pure class and coolness. The cast is spectacular, ranging from young to old, with each character excellently played, especially George Clooney as Daniel Ocean. The performances are magnificent. The storyline is excellent, and the film is very expertly paced by Soderbergh so that the plot unfolds gradually without revealing all to the audience too soon. This alone is wonderful, and adds to audience surprise and excitement in the realisation of how the crew undertake the robbery, and how they overcome the twists and turns that occur. I even like the finishing music to the film which is just totally cool and also oozes class. The first piece of end music is in the same league as Green Onions by Booker T & The MG's as it is so cool.
I found this film to be so refreshing when compared against the sequel films that were in some places just too fast, garbled, and chaotic. It is often the case that film sequels never stack up to the original, and it is certainly true with Oceans 11.
So, for such a small price, obtain a real cool film gem, and sit back in the comfort of your own home and watch how these cool guys pull off such a wonderful robbery. This is entertainment at its best.
I enjoyed Oceans 11 immensely, and hope that you do too.