Steven Soderbergh

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's 13 Movie

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Starring:

George Clooney

Brad Pitt

Matt Damon

Elliot Gould

Al Pacino

Plot:

Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

Review:

The glitz and glamour with a convoluted heist were all here, but it didn’t feel as smooth and seamless as the previous movies in the series. I think they had too many call backs. We had the “villains” from both previous movies and because of that the ending was even busier than they usually are.

Still, it was a movie with a gorgeous cast and very well shot. It might not be as good as the first, but I think it’s better than the second. It’s at least as good as Oceans 8. Definitely worth a watch if you like the rest of the series.

3/5

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Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017)

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Starring:

Channing Tatum

Adam Driver

Daniel Craig

Plot:

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Review:

I like a good heist movie and this was certainly a good heist, however it moved too slow for my liking. There was a ton of talking and just watching and set up, but it kept you in the dark about some things too.

There was hardly any action and several times I was triggered by parenting choices. I also wish they’d make a movie set in the South that wasn’t—ugh. Okay, I know that what they showed was completely accurate, the way the people were and the fair they showed, and I’ve heard people talk like Adam Driver did, but can we not see a movie where the South looks normal? It’s just a personal pet peeve of mine.

Anyway, even though I wasn’t a fan I did really enjoy the ending. It answered all the questions and gave you closure but was just ambiguous enough that I could think what I wanted to happen did and if someone else wanted something else they could do that too. I liked that.

My husband loved the movie, he named out all the NASCAR drivers that appeared and enjoyed the whole thing, it just wasn’t for me I guess.

3/5