They pulled off one of the biggest heists ever and now they have another job to complete. Ocean's Eleven, which consisted off Danny Ocean (Clooney), Rusty Ryan (Pitt) and Linus Caldwell (Damon) and others, all thought they would be able to enjoy their money, but someone has other plans. Terry Benedict (Garcia) is still fuming after losing his money and wants it back. The team now have the job of getting all the money they spent back, or risk being thrown in jail. How are they going to get it all back? By pulling off another amazing plan.Written by
Ellen Barkin, who would play Abigail Sponder in the sequel Ocean's Thirteen (2007), actually shot a small cameo for this film. It was ultimately cut. It can however be seen on the Blu-ray release (under the additional footage section, the "Meet the Team, Again" sequence). See more »
The real Faberge egg is supposed to be transported from Paris to Rome by train as LeMarc tells the team of Diaz. They are supposed to get on the train from Gare du Nord in Paris. This is a mistake as all trains from Gare du Nord are due north. Trains to Italy would leave from Gare de Lyon. See more »
El Capitalismo Foraneo
Written by Phillippe Mauric Cohen Solal, Christoph Hermann Mueller, and Eduardo Anibal Makaroff
Performed by Gotan Project
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A heist movie works on the premise that the audience is in on the heist. We dread the incredible security measures. We get to see the planning and the development. We marvel at the skills of each expert. We experience the same suspense and drama as the characters. Ocean's Twelve discards all these elements in favor of creative editing, avant garde camera work and superficial writing. It tries to extract great performances from so-so actors. O.K. so they all are beautiful people. That doesn't mean they are automatically the best actors. It doesn't mean that they can carry a film on their performances. Clooney and Pitt are no Newman and Redford. The acting talents of Catherince Zeta-Jones have never been anything to write home about. Only Finney in a tiny cameo draws any real emotion from the audience.
The best heist movies have real suspense. This film has none. The outcome is never in doubt. No matter how the surface of the plan is seemingly foiled...everyone is in on the far deeper "actual" plan.
On major problem is Garcia's character.
If the original "11" successfully pulled off the job we are made to believe they did in the first film, they wouldn't panic and crumble like a house of cards to Benedict's pressure and scare tactics. In fact, once a member of the cadre had been contacted, survelliance would have captured Benedict's strong arm tactics and bellicose threats immediately. The man would have legal challenges beyond belief.
It's not enough to know who robbed you. You must have proof, otherwise the worst threats would be a laughing matter for seasoned pros.
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