Ocean’s Eleven: Steven Soderbergh didn’t have a novel idea (the film industry, Hollywood in particular, makes its bread by putting talented and attractive people together to tell make-believe stories, after all), not to mention that it is a remake; but did he execute it well. This film may be fluff, but it is of the highest quality and entertainment value. The wattage of the large cast is enormous, and everyone is at the top of their game with the smart, fun and quotable dialogue: George Clooney and Brad Pitt are the epitome of cool, and their interaction is precious; Casey Affleck and Scott Caan are very funny as the pair of brothers; Carl Reiner is great as the temperamental old-hand; Andy Garcia is harsh and tight, a great opposition to the merry band of anti-heroes; Julia Roberts is essentially eye-candy, but she is luminous nevertheless. Stephen Mirrione’s editing is tight, smart. David Holmes’ jazzy musical score fits the film to a tee.
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