Ocean's Eleven

Production year: 2001

Drama PG-13   Running time: 1:57

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Ocean's Eleven improves on 1960's Rat Pack original with supernova casting, a slickly updated plot, and Steven Soderbergh's graceful touch behind the camera. Soderbergh reportedly relished the opportunity "to make a movie that has no desire except to give pleasure from beginning to end," and he succeeds on those terms, blessed by the casting of George Clooney as Danny Ocean, the title role originated by Frank Sinatra. Fresh out of jail, Ocean masterminds a plot to steal $163 million from the seemingly impervious vault of Las Vegas's Bellagio casino, not just for the money but to win his ex-wife (Julia Roberts) back from the casino's ruthless owner (Andy Garcia). Soderbergh doesn't scrimp on the caper's comically intricate strategy, but he finds greater joy in assembling a stellar team (including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Carl Reiner) and indulging their strengths as actors. The result is a film that's as smooth as a silk suit and just as stylish.

Features

Audio commentary
DVD-ROM content
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Commentary By Matt Damon, Andy Garcia And Brad Pitt
Commentary By Director Steven Soderbergh And Screenwriter Ted Griffin
3 Theatrical Trailers,
HBO First Look: The Making Of Ocean's Eleven
The Look Of The Con
Ocean's Eleven