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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. 80
    For sheer urbane elegance coupled with technical mastery and lush, old-fashioned élan, no one working for the studios today comes close to the versatile Soderbergh.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    At the rate things are going, all of Hollywood will put in about a day's work on "Ocean's Seventeen."
  3. Isn't just a double whammy, it's a whammy squared - a goofy, stylish heist movie that'll steal moviegoers from other pictures.
  4. Enjoyable, unabashedly trivial caper flick.
  5. As a caper movie, it's a travesty that's impossible to understand or follow, but it's quite funny and clicks along nicely as a giddy, self-deprecating showcase for its gaggle of stars.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    Busier, messier and thinner than its predecessor...the studied hipness can get so pleased with itself it borders on the smug.
  7. About halfway through you'll get an incredible hunger to see a movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 102
  2. Negative: 46 out of 102
  1. Jul 30, 2014
    9
    Personally, I don't understand all the hate towards this movie. I enjoyed it almost as much as Ocean's 11, and the plot was very enjoyable, sufficiently complex and full of twists. I suspect that people who are complaining that it's "too complicated" are not among the smart ones. I would also like to point out that the soundtrack is as great as in the original, the antagonist is awesome and Catherine Zeta-Jones looks absolutely ravishing in this, a real joy to watch (unlike Julia Roberts). The only minor fault I see here is that the focus in the script switches a bit too much to Pitt, Clooney and Damon, not leaving the others too much screen time. Still, I highly enjoyed Ocean's Twelve and strongly disagree with ones saying that this is "terrible", "worst part of the trilogy", etc. Expand
  2. MeU
    Jun 13, 2006
    8
    This movie is the best stages and filmed ever. Sure it doesn't look like it but the filming, scenery, and everything goes with the feel of the movie. Also, i am glad they went for a different feel using music unlike all the other movies. Sure it was filled with all famous stars but without them being great actors who would even declare them! Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    The movie was fluent as ever, the characters all but themselves - which awokes more humour than in some other cases. Yet the sequel lacks the imagination and surprising element we had in "Ocean's Eleven".

    But I have to admit, as much as I dislike Julia Roberts, her part playing "herself" was hilarious.

    Even if not as good as the first part, still a good watch.
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  4. Mar 24, 2013
    5
    Same as Ocean's Eleven, but without the wit of the plot and depth of characters. This time I felt the story was too unrealistic (The previous movie required suspension of disbelief, but it was tolerable). The whole Julia Robert playing the alter ego of Julia Roberts was pointless, and the Catherine Zeta-Jones subplot was too simplified... The director tried too hard to be "stylish" and the music and editing felt heavy handed. Overall the movie was decent, but nothing outstanding. Collapse
  5. Sep 7, 2011
    5
    The story has become overly complex followed by trivial humor that was not necessary. Makes me remind myself if the director was the same guy that made 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' and 'Traffic'. Expand
  6. OmegaR.
    Sep 1, 2005
    4
    Of course David Sterritt of the Christian Science Monitor liked this film, its full of Hollywood's most outspoken Liberals!!!
  7. MatthewM.
    May 8, 2006
    0
    I think this is the worst film I have ever seen. The Slate review had it right. All smarm. Tries to be far more clever than it actualy is. A plotless piece of self-indulgence from start to finish, this is the only film I have ever considered walking out of. The only reason I didn't was because I thought it had nearly finished..... it hadn't. Expand

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