Sunday, August 19, 2018

Review of "Ocean’s Eleven," DVD version

Review of
Ocean’s Eleven, DVD version

Five out of five stars
 There have been several movies made where the plot is based on the big con/robbery. When it works, it is one of the most entertaining video presentations, for nothing is what it seems to be until the very end. Clues were present, but they are subtle and generally missed. When it fails, then it is a major disappointment to the viewer.
 This iteration of the big robbery, in this case a Las Vegas casino, works to perfection. George Clooney plays Danny Ocean, a con man and thief that has just been released from prison. His wife, fed up with his lifestyle, has divorced him and is now the woman of the owner of a Las Vegas casino. In an attempt to get both rich and even, Ocean finds ten compatriots willing to join him in trying to pull off the theft of $150 million from a vault in that casino considered to be among the most secure in the world.
 Each of the eleven men have very specialized skills and they must engage in precise coordination and execution of the missions in order for the operation to succeed. There are times when you think that they have failed, only to learn that everything went according to their plan. A few things are exaggerated and stretch the credulity of the viewer, but they are easy to overlook. This is a fun movie that is very well acted and the plot keeps you in suspense.

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