Ocean's Eight

Ocean's Eight

Ocean's Eight

All-female spin-off of the Ocean's Trilogy, directed by four-time Oscar-nominee Gary Ross. Stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna.

Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) estranged sister Debbie (Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Blanchett), Rose (Bonham Carter), Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), Nine Ball (Rihanna), Tammy (Sara Paulson), Amita (Mindy Kaling), and Constance (Awkwafina).

2018Rating: M, Coarse language110 minsUSA
CrimeBlockbuster

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Ocean's Eight / Reviews

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Never capturing the sleek cool of the original trilogy, Ocean’s Eight is a dull film rescued by an ensemble of excellent women. The film opens with Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the younger sister of George Clooney’s Danny from the original trilogy, newly released from five years in prison, conning her way into a new wardrobe from Bergdorf’s and a room at a luxury hotel. The confidence and elegance with which she pulls off these low-level scams is a thrill to watch and sets an electric anticipation of what’s to come. However, this anticipation is never quite lived up to.

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Variety

Variety

"Ocean's 8" is a casually winning heist movie, no more and no less, but like countless films devoted to the exploits of cool male criminals, it lingers most...as a proudly scurrilous gallery of role models.

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Time Out

Time Out

Resisting its mischievous spirit is simply impossible. How often is a group of skilled women allowed to be bad?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A lot of this is fun to watch but would have been more breezily enjoyable if the movie played as lightly (and seriously) with gender as much as it does with genre.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's made watchable thanks to the cast but star power alone cannot mask creative inadequacy. Stealing a diamond necklace is bad but wasting an opportunity like this is unforgivable.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The choreography of the scam is almost upstaged by the gang's costume changes. They're spectacular.

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Stuff

Stuff

There are some moments of clever misdirection, last-minute hitches and double-crossing, no little art amongst the cinematography and editing and a terrific performance from Hathaway.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Entirely enjoyable and worthy, but one can't help but wonder what a stronger vision behind the camera may have produced.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's savvy enough to recognise that politics and pulchritude make excellent bedfellows.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's...something dispiritingly mechanical about the movie that makes it seem a missed opportunity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It lacks the jazzy swagger of Soderbergh's trio but delivers a fun, likeable romp built on the charm and charisma of its cast.

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