Ocean's Thirteen Movie Review Summary

Actors: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Mat Damon, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, Elliot Gould, Don Cheadle, Eddy Izzard, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Casey Affleck

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Willy Bank (Al Pacino) cons his business partner Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) into giving up his ownership rights of the hotel annex casino they built together and Reuben has a heart attack. Daniel Ocean (George Clooney) rounds up his partners-in-crime to ruin Bank and get revenge on the opening night of his new hotel-casino, the Bank.
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They will tamper with the casino's games to arrange a payout of over $500 million throughout the casino, in which case Bank will be forced to hand over the casino's reigns to the board. To rig the games, the group will have to incapacitate the Greco, a system ensuring winnings are genuine by measuring the biometric responses of players, e.g. pupil dilation. They get Bank to carry a cell phone, rigged to disrupt the Greco. To make sure the Greco will shut down and players can cash out, Ocean's team uses a giant drill to make it seem an earthquake is taking place under the hotel.

As the group prepares the rigging of the games, the drill breaks down, forcing them to ask Terry Benedict (Andy García), their adversary in Ocean's Eleven, to finance the purchase of a new drill. Benedict, having a beef with Bank, is willing to put up the money.

Meanwhile, FBI Agents have been informed that some gambling machines at the Bank have been rigged by one of Ocean's team members, Livingston, and have identified him, which may lead them to the rest of Ocean's gang. In reality this facilitates the card-shuffling machines to be replaced by Roman Nagel (Eddie Izzard), another team member. To save the team, Basher (Don Cheadle) distracts Bank while Virgil Malloy (Casey Affleck) changes the FBI records of the team members, their names and photos.

With the Greco disrupted, and players leaving the casino with their big wins, Ocean's plan proceeds as expected. Bank realizes he is ruined and Ocean tells him they did it for Reuben.
Best part of story, including ending: It's an entertaining story of a heist set up and carried out by the Ocean team. Part of the series.

Best scene in story: Where Rusty looks up Daniel and he is all teary eyed watching the Oprah Winfrey show, saying he bit a pepper, and Rusty also gets emotional.

Opinion about the main character: He is a crook but a good one.

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Script Analysis of Ocean's Thirteen

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   casino crime

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Las Vegas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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