'Ocean's Eleven' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   7 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   168 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    92
    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.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Elvis Mitchell New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    For those not so taken by the star power, this new Ocean's Eleven is the equivalent of a domineering team you can't stand that enters the Super Bowl. Even if you don't like the players, the odds are so good that it's tough to bet against them.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    A ridiculously enjoyable caper...
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Mike Clark USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    Despite dashes of droll dialogue from screenwriter Ted Griffin, the remake aims for cool but instead gets chilly.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    80
    Fun-loving, carefully crafted romp.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    90
    A brand-new ride, complete with humor, action, explosives, good-looking men in tuxedos and high-tech toys.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Jay Carr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    88
    Top-of-the-line studio eye candy.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • J. Hoberman Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Jazzy and insouciant, if not quite what Frank would have called classy.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Eric Harrison Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    The new Ocean's Eleven is altogether different -- it isn't content to let star power, shtick and easy camaraderie carry the day; it works for your money.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Philip Wuntch Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    Vastly superior to the 1960 Rat Pack original, it boasts a well-structured, if engagingly improbable, story line and a glistening cast that performs with brio.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Steven Rosen Denver Post (Top Critic)
    I think it's time for Soderbergh to be leaving Las Vegas.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Peter Rainer New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    It can, at times, be forgettable in a fun way, especially when its funniest performers are caught in Soderbergh's spinning crosshairs.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    It didn't shake me up and I wasn't much involved, but I liked it as a five-finger exercise.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    Good, expensive, easygoing fun.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    Happily Soderbergh's updated Ocean's Eleven, reconceived by screenwriter Ted Griffin, has only three things in common with its source: a Vegas location, a casino-heist plot, and a crew of cool cuties.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    Vigorous, involving entertainment.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Observer (Top Critic)
    It's extremely confusing, but you quickly learn to ignore the details and just watch the glam cast have fun.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    A lark for everybody concerned, including the audience.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Pure Hollywood moonshine.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    If you see only one utterly undemanding, totally inconsequential motion picture this season, make it Ocean's Eleven.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    To be sure, Soderbergh has proved his entertaining point, and done the Rat Pack one better, converting a paltry failure into a paltry success. But just how cool is that?
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com (Top Critic)
    Soderbergh's crisp, funny heist flick makes out like a bandit. George Clooney and Elliott Gould steal the show.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    There's a world of difference between an accomplished popcorn movie like this one and one that's oversalted.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Represents a mostly successful stylistic shift into sheer artifice, where the force of the personalities involved compels your interest.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    90
    Forget Oscar, Ocean's Eleven is the coolest damned thing around.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
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