Ocean's Eleven
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During a Los Angeles Christmas, a group of 82nd Airborne vets assembles under the leadership of gamblin' man Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) to rip off five Las Vegas casinos just after the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. Playboy Jimmy Foster (Peter Lawford) joins in the scheme because he's sick of needing his oft-married mother's money, especially now that she's about to wed Duke Santos (Cesar Romero), a self-made man with all sorts of underworld ties. After he receives the news that he could die at any time, newly released convict Anthony Bergdorf (Richard Conte)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Laboring under the handicaps of a contrived script, an uncertain approach and personalities in essence playing themselves, the production never quite makes its point, but romps along merrily unconcerned that it doesn't."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Young people are likely to find this more appropriate and bewitching than do their elders. The latter are likely to feel less gleeful in the presence of heroes who rob and steal."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Chummy caper comedy, mainly for Rat Pack fanciers."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Sinatra, Davis, and Martin performed their club acts at night and worked on this Las Vegas-set film during the day, and the good time they were having fairly jumps off the screen."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"At least as entertaining as the remake. Probably better."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Terminally boring."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The original Ocean's is fun, fun, fun."
‑ Karen Croft, Salon.com
"There are many incidental pleasures to be had."
‑ Colin Kennedy, Empire Magazine
"One suspects that the most memorable moments occurred off-camera."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Tepid. The idea is so much better than the execution."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"The heist itself, though, is a superb piece of movie-making."
‑ , Time Out
"a classic film with plenty of spunk"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Considering the iconic status of all involved, the result is disappointing."
‑ , Film4
"Sluggishly paced, shoddily staged, and featuring a plot full of inconsistencies"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A heist flick that counts on its coolness -- and a remarkably downbeat ending -- for its success."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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