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''Ocean's 11'' Soundtrack

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Casey Affleck, George Clooney, ...
Oceans 11: Bob Marshak; Elvis: Doc Pele/Stills/Retna

Ocean's 11 (Movie - 2001)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
114 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/07/01
performer:
Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Elliott Gould, Topher Grace, Joshua Jackson, Edward Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner
director:
Steven Soderbergh
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Ted Griffin
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C

Ocean’s Eleven is a bit more problematic. The film itself is a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack classic, but don’t expect to find Dean Martin crooning ”That’s Amore” here. The bulk of the music — composed by David Holmes (”Out of Sight”) — is instrumental, and tools along in funky blaxploitation mode (with occasional nods to early-’70s Miles Davis). It’s fine for what it is, but someone decided to spice things up with annoying snippets of film dialogue, which help to derail the flow. Percy Faith, Perry Como, Quincy Jones, and Elvis Presley are also represented here, but the disc ultimately feels schizy and unsatisfying. I guess one needs to see the film — which brings us back to that pesky synergy business.