In Ocean's 13, 'œthe cons and gambits come at you thick and fast,' said Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly. Once the ball starts rolling, this movie is like a Rube Goldberg machine'”every sequence has a new, eye-catching trick to keep the film in steady, smooth motion. The impetus for this second sequel is revenge against Willy Bank (Al Pacino), an overly tan casino magnate who has double-crossed the gang's own Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould). Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and friends orchestrate a plot to ruin Willy's reputation on his new casino's opening night. But Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and the other players are on cruise control here, said Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune. With their fancy machines and slick tuxes, these guys couldn't care less whether the audience has fun'”they're just here to congratulate themselves for being VIP members of the Hollywood in crowd. 'œThe line between cool and cold is a thin one.' But impossible cool is what the Ocean's franchise is all about, said Rene Rodriguez in The Miami Herald. The original Rat Pack members weren't hurting for self-esteem either, but their movies made us feel hip by association. 'œWhen a movie keeps you this entertained without insulting your intelligence, it's hard to complain.'
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