Ocean's Thirteen

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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould
RunTime: 2 hrs 2 mins
Genre: Thriller / Comedy
Rating: PG

BanBan: Thank you to Mr TS for your review. I personally find 13 a lot more enjoyable and smart than 12. After a whole string of disappointing sequels, this is the one to catch!

Danny Ocean and his posse are back in this third installment! George Clooney and Brad Pitt reprise their roles as leads Danny and Rusty, both dashing and charming as ever, but a tad older and weary.

Ocean’s new target this time, power-crazy casino conglomerate W Banks, played by the devilish Al Pacino. Banks double crosses one of the original Ocean members, Reuben, and Danny and Rusty gather their team to get back at Banks. Their objective simple but ambitious: rig Bank’s Casino to let everyone win BIG time on opening night of his ultra-flashy, ultra-luxe hotel, thereby bankrupting him. The unlikely ally is Thierry (the villain from Ocean’s Twelve, played by Andy Garcia), hence the 13.

The plot is simpler and a lot more coherent than the second offering, and much more fun too, though a tad too exaggerated! I thoroughly enjoyed the various schemes and the length they go too to accomplish the mission, the twists (there a quite a few), and just the fun and easiness the rest of Ocean’s posse bring about! The film is peppered with humorous dialogues and scenes, like Matt Damon’s prosthetic nose, and a couple of scenes involving Oprah Winfrey.

My only grouse is that everything was cramped in 2 hours so it seemed like a blur, and I felt that some parts were a little exaggerated, especially in terms of the amounts of money and the technicalities involving a power drill!

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