Review – Ocean’s 8

Ocean's 8

Ocean’s 8

Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime
Duration: 110 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 22-JUN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.5 on 5

Story:
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

Overall Review:
Ocean’s Eight is a low-tier Ocean’s movie directed by Gary Ross. It isn’t reboot of the brand name, but a semi-sequel to the Soderbergh pictures. Film is a spin-off of the once-popular Ocean’s trilogy, a series of movies starring men in suits robbing other men in suits (for fun and vendetta). Plot and Script of the film is very predictable. It is a swapping casino heists for a swanky Met Gala robbery as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) sister of the now deceased Danny Ocean puts an elaborate plan into action. The heist involves stealing a famous Cartier ‘Toussaint’ diamond necklace worth $150 million. With the help of her friend Lou (Cate Blanchett) and a newly recruited team of petty thieves and computer hackers so called heist commences.The girls make a robbery of a $150 million necklace at the Met look as easy as stealing an extra gummy bear at your local pick and mix stall.With its predictable story, the actors are fun with couple of comedic moments,that makes Ocean’s 8 as pure entertainment. Sandra Bullock is charming, steely and determined. Cate Blanchett looks absolutely breathtaking in her role as Lou and stands alongside Sandra in portraying that steely professional criminal vibe. It’s Bullock and Blanchett who carries the film well, bouncing breezily off each other with their dialogue scenes. Anne Hathaway has incredibly strong presence on screen. Female continuation of the Ocean’s films starring George Clooney follows the same formula. There’s no blood and guts or much suspense, but the amusement is in watching how they accomplish the amazing feat. Director/co-writer Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) keeps things moving along at a steady pace. While there’s a twist near the end, it is all rather predictable. Overall, Ocean’s Eight and its actresses fail to spark or sparkle, like the diamonds they’re stealing, and they fail to be fascinating. It’s a decent watch but not great like its previous franchise.

PDF Verdict:
Gary Ross’s Ocean’s 8 is more predictable heist movie than a edge of the seat thriller. Just one time watch.

Ratings: 2.5 on 5
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 2.5 on 5
Screenplay: 2.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3 on 5

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