Quick Movie Review: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

There’s not much to criticize when it comes to this movie. When it has to do with con films, this one is close to the top. It’s star studded, and while knowing that you can’t possibly delve deep into every character due to the nature of the film, the balance is perfect. It’s not action packed, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It has a way of making you feel smart when in reality it’s quite easy to follow along and not overly-confusing. It’s direct and to the point. I saw it at 13 and loved it then. As an adult I enjoy it even more as I get more of the jokes. 

I’m a sucker for tongue-in-cheek banter. The dialogue is fun and it keeps the pace moving along nicely even when you’re waiting for something to happen. 

The final act is near-perfect with all the motives being revealed, just like turning over a royal flush. Everything came full circle and fit in perfectly like the last piece of a puzzle. 

Overall, it’s a great movie that everyone should watch. It has a way of making you feel like you have a piece invested in the big con.

Twizard Rating: 96

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