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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 30 Aug. 2004
This review is from: Ocean's Eleven [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
It's one of my most favourite movies. I remember watching it a few times in a cinema and being unable to get my eyes off a glamour of Las Vegas. Later on I bought a DVD and watched the movie a few times since then.
The first thing I thought of before writing this review was a script. I thought: "Goodness, surely I wouldn't be able to write like that!" The script-writer seems to know everything about robbing casinos! In general, the idea isn't completely new, but the strongest part of the script is all the details. The idea of a team of 11 people is superb.
The movie is also brilliantly directed - every little detail is thought over. Steven Soderbergh, the wonderful Oscar-winning director, doesn't disappoint his audience. I was sooooo impressed by the scene of entire Danny's (George Clooney) crew walking one by one after him as soon as he says: "...Otherwise come with me!"
Robbing casinos - is it a crime? Oh yeah, don't you doubt it, it's a crime all right. Tell me then, why on earth does the audience love all these criminals and sympathize them? It's not a totally new idea, but again - how well thought! Who will NOT like the unbeliavably charismatic, smart and elegant men who just want to get some money... well, not some, but a very handsome sum of money out of a ruthless casino magnat Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia)? He's most definitely more a criminal than them, and his another sin is that Danny's ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts) preferred him to Danny. Well, talking about a woman being behind every crime! Cherchez la femme!
One more brilliant thing about the movie is, no doubt, its cast. It couldn't be better. Stunningly talented actors add their glamour to all the luxury of Las Vegas. What else could the audience dream of?
I would like to mention the Brad Pitt's part specifically. Rusty Ryan, Danny's right-hand man, the man Danny wouldn't do without. Fabuluously smart, highly professional cold blooded cheater. The viewers can't help admiring him.
George Clooney is terrific. Danny is everything: good-looking, well-mannered, well-dressed, clever, sexy and so on. Terry Benedict may be all this as well, plus - he's magnificently rich. However, Danny really loves Tess, and Tess eventually realizes she really loves Danny. Whatever happens to Danny's fantastic project - he's a winner, this man!
One final fantastic thing about the movie - Ocean's 12 is on its way. I couldn't be more excited about it. So far, the information I have just arouses my interest even more. The idea of filming in Europe, especially in such a fabuluous city as Rome, is even more fantastic. Well... All we can do just wait and see.
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