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Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | 10 December 2004 (USA)
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Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

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Steven Soderbergh

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George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Rusty Ryan
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Isabel Lahiri
George Clooney ... Danny Ocean
Ed Kross ... Bank Officer
Julia Roberts ... Tess Ocean
Don Tiffany ... House Painter
Anne Jacques Anne Jacques ... Shop Owner
David Sontag David Sontag ... Plainclothes Goon #1
Larry Sontag Larry Sontag ... Plainclothes Goon #2
Andy Garcia ... Terry Benedict
Casey Affleck ... Virgil Malloy
Dina Connolly Dina Connolly ... Virgil's Fiancée
Scott Caan ... Turk Malloy
Nelson Peltz Nelson Peltz ... Partygoer
Mini Anden ... Supermodel
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Storyline

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 Film_Fan

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Release Date:

10 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,153,380, 12 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$125,544,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,744,280
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2.39 : 1
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Matt Damon requested, just prior to the beginning of production, that the script be revised, so that his character would have a smaller role in the story. Damon had just finished shooting The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and claimed that he was too exhausted to play a character that had such a major role in the movie. Director Steven Soderbergh denied Damon's request, claiming that he felt Damon's character was integral to the plot, and that giving Damon less screen time would diminish his character's impact on the plot. See more »

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That's IT? No, really, that's IT?!
11 December 2004 | by SkdRow8See all my reviews

I had very high hopes walking into this movie. After all, Ocean's 11 was a truly great Hollywood product. Its rapid-fire jokes, incredible star power and tight script made it one of the most fun caper films I have ever seen. Of course, with all the money it made, a sequel was on the way, and I, for one, was excited.

Needless to say, I was absolutely blown away by this movie. Blown away by how horribly wrong things can go. This movie had everything going for it; the return of the entire original cast, the same director, news stories of crazy on- and off-set antics. How could it possibly have gone so wrong?

It starts immediately with one of the most awkward and unnecessary opening sequences ever and goes downhill from there. After reasonably goofy short scenes between Pitt/Zeta-Jones and Clooney/Roberts, the film spends several minutes watching Andy Garcia waltz from scene to scene, telling each individual member of Danny Ocean's original eleven that he wants his money back. Believe me when I say that these scenes are only here to pad Andy Garcia's running time, because without these ridiculously awkward shots, his screen time would be WELL under five minutes.

This leads me to another major qualm I had with this film. The pacing is so uneven that characters are dropped completely from the story, and only sometimes brought back later. Bernie Mac's character is dropped from the script early on, and never comes back except for 2 short scenes with no dialogue. Garcia appears for the first few minutes, and returns for an exceptionally brief scene at the end. Roberts shows up for about 5 minutes at the beginning, and isn't even mentioned again until there's about 20-25 minutes left. Even Clooney himself spends a large chunk of the film in prison.

This would all be excusable if the film was funny. At all. 90% of the jokes fall completely flat and the ones that do work are worth a chuckle at best. The "plot" is undeniably worthless, and left me feeling cheated. At one point in the film, the team takes on a job worth $2.5 million of the nearly $100 million they need to raise before Garcia's two-week deadline. Several characters even acknowledge how absurd wasting the time to do this job is, but they do it anyway! Over 30 minutes of the film revolve around this job that they shouldn't even be doing, and one gets the feeling that this part of the plot was simply added to pad the running time. Furthermore, the equipment they use to pull this job off CLEARLY cost millions upon millions to fund. Just wait until you see what they do to pull this job and realize it would cost far more than $2.5 million to pull off. Obviously, because of this, they have to pull off several jobs to make the money. The beauty of the first film was the one big con and how ingeniously and intricately it was pulled off. Here, they pull so many jobs, in so many different ways, that they rush through all of them because to explain them would make the film several hours long.

We all know walking into this film that there will be a big twist at the end. Thus is the nature of the caper film. The twist at the end of Ocean's Twelve made me laugh; not because it was funny, but because I couldn't believe how cheated I felt. I won't give it away, because I know most of you will be foolish enough to throw down the money to see this movie anyway.

What I will say is that it makes most of the 2 hours you have sat through already completely irrelevant.

I was excited to see this film, after absolutely adoring Ocean's 11. I left the theater feeling like I had been the victim of a truly great con pulled by the cast and crew of this movie in tricking me into thinking that this movie would actually be worth watching. I have never given a 1 to a movie on IMDb.com, but there's a first time for everything. Consider yourselves warned....1/10


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