Ocean Eleven (2001)

It is time to begin the first Awesome Easter Movie Binge-a-Thon!.  Now, I plan on doing a bunch of movies (older ones) that I will include in the Doc’s Classic Movies Reviewed section of the web site.

We started off on Netflix with a movie that I had actually never seen, Oceans Eleven.

I did not love it.  Honestly, I thought much of the beginning of the film was fairly dull.  We moved around to all of the different characters but a lot of them receive little to zero development.  The heist itself picked up considerably, saving the movie for me.

Now, there was a lot of suspension of disbelief here as this group of thieves seemed to have everything perfectly planned out and there were no hiccups in the plan.  Every time it looked like there might be some unforeseen aspect that might cause them some problems, it turned out to be part of the plan.  That kind of foresight is hard to believe and does make the situation a little more boring than it should be .

There is no denying that there is a great cast of charismatic actors involved in this movie.  George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, and Julia Roberts.  Add to that list the villain, Terry Benedict played by Andy Garcia, who is a solid character, you can tell what a lineup was here.

Everything just went so smoothly, I wish there would have been a couple of bumps in the road just to keep the doubt alive.

On the whole, Ocean Eleven was okay, and got better as it moved along, but it just did not hit for me.


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