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1,988 Ratings

Ocean's Thirteen

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
United States, 2007
Crime, Comedy, Thriller


Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

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Ocean's Thirteen Directed by Steven Soderbergh
For the most part, Ocean’s Thirteen reverts to the breezy, weightless antics—charismatic men plotting byzantine schemes in exotic locales—that made Eleven such forgettable fun. If Steven Soderbergh were less industrious, I’d be annoyed with him for wasting his talent on such piffle. Given his penchant for bizarre experiments like Bubble and The Good German, however, I suppose he’s earned the right to coast every third movie or so.
June 07, 2007
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To call the Ocean’s films frivolous would be kind, implying that these arduous concoctions are somehow light on their proverbial feet. The prevailing mood is one of inconsequence, but these films also come off as insensitive, so beholden are they to a very specific kind of celebrity-culture tunnel vision.
June 06, 2007
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Thematically, though, this is an improvement on its forebears, mainly due to the way it deals – much like Scorsese’s best work – with the archaic nature of the criminal set: gadget men puzzled by advancing technology; eyes rolled at witty one-liners; action sequences cut through with ruminations on ‘the good old days’.
June 05, 2007
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