Blindspot 2017: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

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Plot: Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Rating: 8.5/10

Brad Pitt and Matt Damon really is everywhere on my Blindspot list this year. I’m back with Brad Pitt today and looking at the 2001 heist film that proves just how cool Brad Pitt and George Clooney it.

If you are a clever deducer (I know that is not a word), you realized by the rating that I liked this. A good heist film remains a good heist film, and a fast paced, no-nonsense one provides for good entertainment. I thought the heist was brilliantly planned. The film is intelligent and quirky and doesn’t take time to tell its’ story.

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The core actors certainly contribute towards the camaraderie Oceans provides in spades. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac – really everyone on screen was great to behold. There is a chemistry in the group that comes across as authentic. I especially liked George Clooney and Brad Pitt together. Both men were able to look and sound like old friends who were up to no good.

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My favourite girl crush Julia Roberts was on screen again. She’s so talented and drop dead gorgeous and she’s so classy on screen. It takes a lot of an actress to be cold and angry and charming at the same time.

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I really liked that this film didn’t take ages to get through and sort itself out – I hate a long drawn out affair as you all know. The plan was laid out, the men were recruited and informed and things went down. Can’t all films just go like that??

Have you seen Ocean’s Eleven? What did you think? I see the next film in the franchise is an all women cast – a relatively popular decision nowadays. What you all think about that?

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11 thoughts on “Blindspot 2017: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

  1. I loved it. The best part is the camaraderie between all of them, and how they were so cool. I always rewatch it anytime it comes on TV. Very enjoyable!

    I don’t know what to think about the all-girl Ocean’s 11 movie. I want to like the concept, but I’m not sure. I didn’t particularly like Charlie’s Angels.

    • I need to watch the rest of them. Found this one to be great!

      I don’t understand the need to reboot this. It seems unnecessary. I also want to like this All Girls cast thing, but I think they just doing that to garner a lot of hype for the film

  2. Still have never seen any of these films. Whoops.

    They’re totally my kinds of movies though, so I think it’s only inevitable that I get around to them.

    • you missing out Tom! I haven’t gotten around to the rest of the films, but if they are as solid as the first then it is definitely something you must look into.

  3. So much fun to be had with this! P and I were actually talking about bits of Thirteen the other day, and then I just wanted to go out and watch them all hahahahaha. Great write up!

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