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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
April 1, 2005 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
April 3, 2005 at 7:00pm in 26-100.
Loosely based on the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name, Ocean's Eleven is a hi-tech crime comedy that features a top-notch cast. Con man Danny Ocean (George Clooney) has just been released from a four-year jail term and decides that his first order of business is robbing three Las Vegas casinos owned by the slimy Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). To pull off this nearly impossible task, he quickly assembles an eclectic crew--including a card shark (Brad Pitt), a pickpocket (Matt Damon), an explosives expert (Don Cheadle), and an aging gambler (Carl Reiner)--and seeks financial backing from a freewheeling casino mogul (Elliott Gould) who holds a grudge against Benedict. However, it soon becomes apparent that Ocean has more at stake than money and his newly found freedom--his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), just happens to be Benedict's new girlfriend. Can Ocean steal back Tess's heart and more than a hundred million dollars at the same time? [rottentomatoes.com]
"So beautifully watchable and enjoyable that you'll happily inhale its jazzy, madcap ether."
-- Annette Cardwell, FilmCritic.com. Read this review.