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74

Metascore

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100
Entertainment Weekly
It's a scrumptious and dizzy-spirited lark, a what-the-hell-let's-rob-the-casino flick made with so much wit and brains and dazzle and virtuosity that the sheer speed and cleverness of the caper hits you like a shot of pure oxygen.
90
Rolling Stone
Forget Oscar, Ocean's Eleven is the coolest damned thing around.
90
Wall Street Journal
Depends on comic timing so precise that it seems weightless and all but effortless. And it depends on performers, of course, who can do a comic turn just as readily as a deft writer can turn a phrase. In that department, Ocean's Eleven is at least 11 times blessed.
88
Boston Globe
It's slick, sleek, and stylish, and if it doesn't quite redefine cool, it certainly offers a snazzy update.
80
A champagne bubble of a movie, lively, effervescent and diverting. If it bursts earlier than we'd like -- and it does -- that takes nothing away from the considerable pleasure it provides along the way.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Serious pianists sometimes pound out a little honky-tonk, just for fun. That's like what Steven Soderbergh is doing in Ocean's Eleven.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
There's no joy and little playfulness about this caper comedy, which, despite a lighthearted script, has a sober undertone to it, almost a melancholia.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
In her byplay with Clooney, Roberts only occasionally strikes a spark. Clooney, on the other hand, generates heat.
75
New York Daily News
The movie tells you right up front you're going to get what you came for: big stars, winking inside jokes and a spin on something so familiar it doesn't matter that you don't buy it for one minute. You're not meant to.
75
Good, expensive, easygoing fun. It's no masterpiece, but why should Soderbergh -- or anybody -- get three in a row?
75
A caper that rarely goes wrong.
63
Despite dashes of droll dialogue from screenwriter Ted Griffin, the remake aims for cool but instead gets chilly.

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