Flashback Friday- Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

There is something tantalizing about a theft on a large scale. The planning, the thrill of the theft and finally, the joy that you have achieved your goal.

In 2001, Ocean’s Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film was released.

Stepping into the role made iconic by Frank Sinatra is George Clooney. Danny Ocean (Clooney) has one goal: to score the biggest heist in history. His target are the biggest hotels in Las Vegas: The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. To pull off the heist, Danny pulls together the best of the best. His team includes Frank Catton (the late Bernie Mac) and Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt).

The owner of the hotels is Terry Benedict. The plan becomes complicated it is revealed that Tess (Julia Roberts), Danny’s ex-wife, is seeing Terry. Can Danny pull of the heist while dealing the presence of his ex-wife?

As remakes go, this film is not bad. There is a sense of fun to this story. Clooney infuses this film with a lightheartedness that just allows the audience to enjoy the ride.

I recommend it.

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