2001's Ocean Eleven
was just the throwback celebrity Vegas heist movie we all didn't know we needed. It was followed up by a pair of lesser sequels before the all-star cast retired their grifter personas.
So, it was pretty exciting when Warner Brothers announced they were reviving the franchise with the all-female Ocean's 8
Led by Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Danny's sister, as she sets out on her own revenge heist. To do so, she'll need a crew of her own. Enter Cate Blanchett as Lou, the Rusty to Debbie's Danny.
Together this dynamic duo puts together a rag tag team of hoods to pull of a brazen theft at the legendary Met Gala.
Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), street con Constance (Awkwafina), expert fence Tammy (Sarah Paulson), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna) and fashion designer Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter).
Let's start with the obvious.
This movie is a lot of fun.
Like it predecessors all the way back to the Rat Pack, watching a group of stars playing criminals and having fun doing it always makes for an entertaining watch.
I'm always a sucker watching the team put the heist together and trying to figure where the big twist is going to come from. As usual, they got it past me. It's a smart setup with a delicious payoff.
In addition to the movie, the home video release also contains these special features:
A Heist in Heels
Ocean’s Team 3.0
Reimagining the Met Gala
The ladies of Ocean's 8 play it as calm and cool as their 11 brethren. That's a good thing.
If you're a fan of either iteration of Ocean's Eleven, Sinatra or Clooney, or just a fan of a good old fashioned heist caper, do yourself a favor and check out Ocean's 8. It's a criminally good time.
is available now wherever you make your video purchases.