In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north ... See full summary »
Sammy Davis Jr.
Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night. They develop a master plan but after the whole thing is over, something goes wrong... Written by
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"Ocean's Eleven" was made back in the movie era when men were men, women were little more than customizing accessories and the Rat Pack was at its peak. It was also a time when movies weren't incessantly analyzed, but enjoyed.
Enjoyment is what this film provides. Ol' Blue Eyes, Sammy, Dino and the rest are in prime form as part of an 11-man commando force plotting to rob several Las Vegas casinos. The film is fast, fun and totally satisfying, all the way to its O. Henry-type ending.
Besides having an interesting plot and actors who don't take themselves too seriously, "Ocean's Eleven" provides an interesting glimpse into the Rat Pack era, when being cool was really hot. In short, if you get into the groove, you can really dig this little number. It's hip, man.
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