Ocean's Thirteen (DVD, 2007, Widescreen)
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- c.bogaertJan 11, 2009by
The third installment of Steven Soderbergh's slick, star-studded heist series just might be the best, as Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and company pull off another elaborate caper, this time in the name of revenge. Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould), one of Ocean's original eleven, lies nearly comatose after a myocardial infarction brought on by shock. His dreams of regaining his former glory on the Vegas strip have been dashed by the dastardly Willie Bank (Al Pacino), with whom Reuben foolishly went into business to build the biggest and flashiest casino the the world has ever seen. Bank took Reuben for all he was worth, and now, the famously loyal thirteen won't rest until Bank has been brought down. They execute this noble cause through complex, daring, and brilliant machinations that make the most of everyone's talents, including Yen's (Shaobo Qin) acrobatics, Linus's (Matt Damon) acting abilities, and Basher's (Don Cheadle) heavy machinery. Virgil and Turk Malloy (Casey Affleck and Scott Caan) get a few hilarious moments as they brew up a revolution in a Mexican plastics plant, while Rusty (Brad Pitt) and Danny coolly preside over the action like omniscient, infallible deities, always about three steps ahead of the game. The villain's downfall is utterly satisfying due to the pure capitalist evil channelled by Pacino, while Ellen Barkin vamps it up as Bank's "cougar" of an assistant. The camaraderie of the thirteen lends heart to these cool criminals, best captured by the sappy letters Basher sends Reuben, which ultimately bring him back to life. Vegas is effectively captured through seamless editing and beautiful photography, with the trappings of uber-wealth making the fantasy even more fantastical.Read full review
- jen2shaJul 17, 2008by
Ocean's 13 should be called Ocean's 11.3
Well not that great. The story is entertaining and simple enough. Ocean's 13 are all about the cast of characters, their chemistry together, and their interactions with each other. Returning director Steven Soderbergh excitedly plays and toys with the camera with different angles, different kinds of shots, wide variety of lengths of shots, and even borrowing a technique that was made famous in Fight Club. While its nothing experimental, Soderbergh does a good job showcasing a story using a variety of techniques so the movie never even considers looking stale. Completing the directing is a sort of old-school vibe that accompanies the soundtrack. It begins to look so dated that you might expect even Sinatra to make an appearance.
Pacing is what turn-off some moviegoers, and pretty much what destroyed Ocean's 12 (despite the unforgivable plot). Unlike recent third installments, the pacing here remains consistent, and for the most part works well. The majority of Ocean's 13 is setting up the grand scheme, which ranges from an underground bunker in Nevada to a factory in Mexico. The third act is when the plan starts getting off the ground, and the payoff is definitely great for the audience and the lucky cast of gamblers unaware of what is about to unfold.
Bottom Line: Despite some missing members of before (where'd all the women go?) Ocean's 13 is good and everything that made the original a surprise smash. The chemistry among the crew remains intact, but now we have a different story to follow, and a better heist to capture on film. Capturing all the merriment is Soderbergh, who once again excels in putting his distinct methods of film-making to good use as he contributes a dosage of style, color and old-school flavor to the movie. The ending leaves the door open for more, and as long as they remain as entertaining as this, why shouldn't we continue the series? Clooney, Damon, and especially Brad Pitt seem to have a lot of fun robbing people and screwing around. Whatever happened to the good-ol' days of classic, one-track storytelling anyway? 13 had nothing surprising. So 13 is just 11 all over again which should have been called 11.3Read full review
- juicysnotsNov 12, 2007by
3rd Time the Charm !!!! A++++++++
Sometimes the Third Time "Really is The Charm".
The First (2) 'Ocean' films offered the large ensemble of stars. 'Ocean's Eleven' revived the "Rat Pack" bonhomie of the 1960 original; camaraderie was discovered.
The troupe gallivanted across Europe in 'Ocean's Twelve'; invigorating the camaraderie again as we saunteered through the Casino Heists with our beloved crew.
Back in Las Vegas for the Third (3rd) and professed Last Installment by Industry moguls, the franchise has brought that camaraderie of the crew to it's highest heights; with Julia Roberts also gaining footing. It is near complete perfect; and with 'Ocean's 13' Director Steven Soderbergh - his cast has delivered a truly effervescent Caper.
It's old pal Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) that brings the gang back together; this time out when Casino Mogul Willie Bank (Al Pacino) swindles him out of a partnership on the Strip's Latest Casino. The treachery is too much for the old man and for months, as his former partner completes construction of his latest venture—now called 'Bank's—Reuben' hovers between life and death.
Danny Ocean (George Clooney) decides 'Revenge is the Best Medicine' for what ails his friend, and so he, Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle), Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon), and the rest conceive a two-fold plan: (1) to create a run on Bank's bank on the night of his Lavish Grand Opening and (2) to humiliate him by ruining his chances of earning yet another perfect Five Diamond Rating from the Hotel Industry's Top Review Guide.
Like the (2) prior 'Ocean's' movies, this one holds an over-abundance of plot. There is no such thing as a simple heist in Danny Ocean's World and so his schemes are absolutely Byzantine. This one involves rigging machines, multiple bribes, Linus' seduction of Banks' assistant, Abigail Sponder (Ellen Barkin), a dice factory in Mexico, the oversized drills used to build the Chunnel, an Evel Knievel-like motorcycle stunt rider, a last-minute heist, breaching supposedly impregnable security, and so much more. The scam is complex, yet followable and engrossing; the movie takes the time to ensure it's explaining what is going to happen instead of just getting on with it.
This 3rd Install "Really Works" in the biggest of ways. A subplot involving the Malloy brothers—Virgil (Casey Affleck) and Turk (Scott Caan)— foment revolution at a Mexico Dice Factory is hilarious; and David Paymer is wonderful in another - as the put-upon Five-Diamond Critic who finds his stay at Bank's Casino to be remarkable snake bit.
Production Designer Philip Messina and Art Directors Tony Fanning and Doug J. Meerdink also deserve credit for the Casino they created on a Hollywood back-lot. While a couple of interiors and some exteriors — notably on the Strip in front of the Bellagio Hotel — were shot on location, the majority of the film was shot in this Ersatz Casino and it is a marvelous, evocative invention that perfectly captures that 'Sin City' ambience of tacky luxury.
Yet mainly, on this 3rd, the ensemble completely gels. Clooney's easy-going charm still paints him as the leader — let's face it, he is the one would probably would have been in the real 'Rat Pack' back in the day. Yet, this time out, it is almost a ceremonial title, because Danny is only one element in a well-oiled machine. If this is, in fact, the final 'Ocean's Movie', saving the "Best For Last" is a wonderful way to go out.
Formulaicely Flawless & Entertaining at 150% !! A++++Read full review
- ap9311Feb 09, 2016by
Movie is great, but DVD itself is bad
bad DVD, couldn't return it. So I'm stuck with non functional DVD
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New
- ekaamaadmiDec 04, 2007by
A little over the top....the script started running all
I loved Ocean's 11 and I liked Ocean's 12. Ocean's 13 was not that great. First off the premise itself was a little over the top - it is one thing planning a heist, another to plan a heist with every table, every slot winning and the house losing (no, I am not giving out any secrets here). This is an ambitious attempt (daring?), but then everything seems to fall in place so easy. And it just doesn't have the same feel of thrill, suspense, excitement whatever. Good for a watch, but not much more.