New York Times - 12/07/2001
"...[Soderbergh] rallies a seismic jolt of enthusiasm, and the movie is an elating blaze of flair and pride..."
Box Office - 01/01/2002
"...A fun heist movie....There are many clever exchanges, particularly between Clooney and Pitt..."
Variety - 12/03/2001
"...Clooney and Soderbergh make it happen....[The] entire cast seems spontaneous and relaxed..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2002
"...Purely in terms of colour palette, Soderbergh has no peer..."
Total Film - 03/01/2002
"...It's Soderbergh's soufflé-light, super-bright direction and the actor's throbbing charisma that makes OCEAN'S ELEVEN as dazzling as The Strip itself..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/03/2002
"...Amusing....[With] some nice dialogue..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/10/2002
"...Soderbergh leads his cast through an exercise in splendidly deadpan form over content..."
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"Never has 21st-century Vegas looked so seductive."
Loosely based on the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name, OCEAN'S 11 is a hi-tech crime comedy that features a top-notch cast. Con man Danny Ocean (George Clooney) has just been released from a four-year jail term and decides that his first order of business is robbing three Las Vegas casinos owned by the slimy Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). To pull off this nearly impossible task, he quickly assembles an eclectic crew--including a card shark (Brad Pitt), a pickpocket (Matt Damon), an explosives expert (Don Cheadle), and an aging gambler (Carl Reiner)--and seeks financial backing from a freewheeling casino mogul (Elliott Gould) who holds a grudge against Benedict. However, it soon becomes apparent that Ocean has more at stake than money and his newly found freedom--his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), just happens to be Benedict's new girlfriend. Can Ocean steal back Tess's heart and more than a hundred million dollars at the same time'
Continuing an impressive streak of films that began with OUT OF SIGHT and THE LIMEY and exploded into even wider acclaim and popularity with ERIN BROCKOVICH and TRAFFIC, Steven Soderbergh helms this star-studded caper flick with a strong sense of style and humor. Clooney and Pitt, in particular, have a great rapport and both exude a suave, laid-back charm. Damon, Cheadle, Gould, and Reiner all provide excellent comic turns, while Garcia gives an appropriately sinister performance. The whole glittery package is topped off by David Holmes' engaging score, which ties together the sounds and moods of Hollywood past and present.