Box art for Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

action & adventure, comedy


Danny Ocean likes his chances. All he asks is that his handpicked squad of 10 grifters and cons play the game like they have nothing to lose. If all goes right, the payoff will be a fat $150 million.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    82%
  • Audience Score
    79%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Fun heist movie for older kids and their families.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ocean's Eleven is a slick caper movie that keeps the audience rooting for appealing, clever con artists and thieves throughout. The fact that their target is a ruthless and violent business tycoon is meant to lessen the immorality and illegality of their adventure. There's lots of suspense, a few action-packed moments with some hard punches thrown, several explosions, a faked death, and two guards gassed into unconsciousness. No one is hurt or killed. Swearing is occasional, including "f-k," "s-t," "goddamn," "screwing," "hell." In one scene there is a mock racist argument during which characters call one another "cracker" and "colored." Sexuality is limited to one kiss as well as a few wide shots of strippers and a lap dance in an upscale nightclub. This film, a loose remake of the 1960 film of the saem name, starring Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, spawned the sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why heist films are perennially popular. What is it that we enjoy so much about seeing a robbery? Is it the fantasy of instant millions? The fun of seeing how they solve the unsolvable logistical problems? Watching them respond on the spot to the unexpected?
  • How do the writer and director make us root for the crooks?
  • Which character did you like the most? Why?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The new Ocean's Eleven is altogether different -- it isn't content to let star power, shtick and easy camaraderie carry the day; it works for your money.

- Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, Friday, December 7, 2001

Fresh: This wholly enjoyable entertainment sees Soderbergh setting himself a new challenge - the hi-tech robbery procedural - and relishing the clichs even as he freshens them with a dab of polish, wit, pace and a light touch of irony.

- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Saturday, February 11, 2006

Fresh: Top-of-the-line studio eye candy.

- Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Friday, December 7, 2001

Audience Reviews

4 stars

a really good movie. A-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Monday, October 18, 2010

4 stars

The definition of the word 'cool' summed up in one movie. Far better than the original. High calibre cast and amazing plot, totally cool.

- smith44, Saturday, June 5, 2010

4 stars

A great plot and a great cast. It is probably the most well acted comedy in existence. As far as heist movies, it has everything you could ask for. There's action, suspense and drama. The ensemble approach really paid off with this because everyone worked so well together. Steven Soderbergh was a great choice to direct, he brought a real legitimacy to the film.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, January 6, 2010