Ocean’s Eight (2018) – Movie Review

Ocean’s Eight is an action-comedy heist film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch. The film is a spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy.

The film follows the almost similar storyline to that of Ocean’s Eleven (2001). In an opening scene, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney), gets paroled from prison and seeks for her former partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett) to convince her to join her next heist which she planned while serving her jail sentence. And so on, Debbie and Lou assemble the rest of their all-women team, making Ocean’s Eight. Now this time, it’s not a casino, Debbie plans a highly sophisticated heist to steal the Toussaint, a $150 million Cartier necklace, from the Met Gala in New York City.

First of all, Except for an ensemble cast, there is nothing new in the film. As said earlier, the film follows the similar sequence of events to that of Ocean’s Eleven. Another thing is that even the heist goes so smoothly without any hindrances, that it feels one-sided, it feels like nothing is at stake, or there is no moment when one of the leads get in trouble while doing something, everything happens just like a piece of cake. The only watchable thing in the film is the performance by its leads, especially Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. Once again, the witty interactions, the moving direction, and the playful background score keeps the film alive.

Verdict : A one time watch for performances.

Rating :  3.1/5

Check trailer here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFWF9dU5Zc0

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