Ocean’s 11 (1960)


Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night. (IMDb)
The heist is bland: A three-step or so process monotonously repeated four times. Fortunately, it’s somehow only about a quarter of the film: Post-heist, some decent criminal intrigue culminates in a hilariously unexpected ending, while the lazily-paced pre-heist chunk sees Sinatra and co.–oozing suaveness, in hilarious contrast to their anxious cohort Sypros–recruit their crew: An uneventful first half that nevertheless charms, in spite of a few bits of macho misogyny too strong to ignore.
7/10  (Good)

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