Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by , , based on characters created by , .  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  

Ellen Barkin and Matt Damon in Ocean’s Thirteen.

 gets screwed over by business partner  and ends up near-comatose in bed after a heart attack. His friends, led by suave , decide to get revenge on his behalf by setting up a heist at Pacino’s brand new casino, planning to destroy the man’s reputation, kill his business and take a few diamonds along the way. This third entry in the GQ magazine film photoshoot series by Steven Soderbergh has a zippier plot than the second film, but at this point the whole thing feels like its just going through the motions to please audiences. , returns, as does the entire cast from both movies save Catherine Zeta-Jones and Julia Roberts, while  joins the cast as Pacino’s right-hand lady. Gorgeously shot by Soderbergh (under his alias Peter Andrews) the film is super loads of fun even if it doesn’t contribute much to your personal development as a film-goer.

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