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Ocean's Thirteen Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… a fun heist movie again. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    62

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The director, Steven Soderbergh, and his large, cheerful cast have managed to make the least possible movie that still resembles a movie.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    This time, in a clever script by Brian Koppelman & David Levien (who wrote the poker drama "Rounders"), the heist is for friendship.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    As frothy and smooth as a chilled margarita on a hot Vegas night.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    In a world ruled by process, is compassion still real? Or is it just another scam? In Ocean's Thirteen, it is deviously, and merrily, both.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 12+

More of the same from Clooney and company.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's nothing much different here than in the two previous Ocean's movies. Expect some language ("s--t" and "son of a bitch" are as bad as it gets), occasional scenes with drinking and cigar smoking, brief images of generalized violence (protesting workers clash with police and toss Molotov cocktails that set a car on fire; a mild earthquake shakes a hotel), and a seduction scene (aided by pheromone-spiked cologne) that includes heavy breathing, some clutching, and cleavage. As always, the "heroes" are handsome, charming criminals out to rob a less-sympathetic criminal.

  • Families can talk about what makes these con men so appealing. Does it help that their adversaries are always so awful? And what makes the bad guys seem bad, anyway? What parts of the movie are references to the era of the Rat Pack's original Ocean's Eleven? Do you think this movie romanticizes that time period/style? How does this movie compare to its two predecessors? Do you think there should be any more Ocean's movies?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The protagonists are very wealthy thieves, but they're less odious than their opponents.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Character has a heart attack, falls to ground, and is later shown in the hospital and in bed, suffering its effects; a minor earthquake disturbs hotel guests; during a labor protest in Mexico, demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails that set a truck on fire.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Abigail wears tight dresses and shows cleavage; seduced by Linus, she begins to take off her clothes (you see her bra).

  • language false3

    Language: A few uses each of "s--t," "hell," "damn," "ass," and "son of a bitch."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Samsung; plenty of places in Las Vegas are name checked.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Occasional casual drinking (wine, beer, liquor, tequila); cigar-smoking; a pheromone-like drug is added to cologne to assist in a seduction; mention of Ritalin.

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