Ocean's Twelve

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While some have found the latest star-studded heist flick to be a fun, glossy star vehicle, others declare it's lazy, self-satisfied and illogical.



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After pulling off the heist of their lives, Danny Ocean and his pals unexpectedly find themselves back in harness in this sequel to 2001's blockbuster hit Ocean's Eleven. After robbing a cool $160 million from the Bellaggio Hotel Casino and winning back his former wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), from Bellagio owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is living quietly on the lam in Connecticut when he's unexpectedly approached by Benedict. It seems Benedict has tracked down Danny and the ten men who helped him pull off the seemingly impossible robbery, and Benedict offers them a proposal -- if they can repay the $160 million in two weeks, he won't have them killed. As it turns out, both Danny and his best friend, Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), haven't been doing so well in terms of money management and could use some cash, so they set out to plan a robbery to recover the loot, with the same crew helping out -- Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon), Frank Catton (Bernie Mac), Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle), Saul Bloom (Carl Reiner), Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould), Livingston Dell (Eddie Jemison), Yen (Shaobo Qin), Virgil Malloy (Casey Affleck), and his brother Turk (Scott Caan). Danny and Rusty discover that an incredibly rare Fabergé egg is being displayed at a museum in Rome which would fetch the price they need, but they soon discover a notorious cat burglar, François Toulour (Vincent Cassel), is also after the egg, and it turns into a race to see who can claim it first. Adding to the intrigue is Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a woman Rusty used to be involved with who is now a top agent with Interpol and is after both Toulour and Ocean's crew. Shot on location in both the United States and Europe, Ocean's Twelve was, like its precursor, directed by the stylish Steven Soderbergh, who also photographed the picture under his nom de lens, Peter Andrews. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


George Clooney
as Danny Ocean
Brad Pitt
as Rusty Ryan
Matt Damon
as Linus Caldwell
Bernie Mac
as Frank Catton
Don Cheadle
as Basher Tarr
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Isabel Lahiri
Julia Roberts
as Tess Ocean
Andy Garcia
as Terry Benedict
Casey Affleck
as Virgil Malloy
Scott Caan
as Turk Malloy
Edward Jemison
as Livingston Dell
Elliott Gould
as Reuben Tishkoff
Carl Reiner
as Saul Bloom
Vincent Cassel
as François Toulour
Jeroen Krabbé
as Van der Woude
Eddie Izzard
as Roman Nagel
Cherry Jones
as "Molly Star"/Mrs. Caldwell
Eddie Jemison
as Livingston Dell
David Sontag
as Plainclothes Goon #1
Jared Harris
as Basher's Engineer
Larry Sontag
as Plainclothes Goon #2
Martina Stella
as Nagel's Assistant
Ed Kross
as Bank Officer
Don Tiffany
as House Painter
Dina Connolly
as Virgil's Fiancée
Nelson Peltz
as Partygoer
Mini Anden
as Supermodel
Jennifer Liu
as Mani-pedi Woman #1
Leah Zhang
as Mani-Pedi Woman #2
Craig Susser
as Men's Club Waiter
James M. Schneider
as Club Heckler
Nerissa Tedesco
as Palm Reader
Nichelle Hines
as Assistant Manager
Michael VanDerHeijden
as Funeral Priest
Chris Tates
as Paul's Partner
Michael Delano
as Casino Manager
David Lindsay
as Arsenal Bus Driver
Candice Azzara
as Saul's Lady
Youma Diakite
as Toulour Woman #1
Andrea Buhl
as Toulour Woman #2
Sylvia Kwon
as Toulour Woman #3
Francesca Lancini
as Toulour Woman #4
Raquel Faria
as Toulour Woman #5
Elena Potapova
as Toulour Woman #6
Jessie Bell
as Toulour Woman #7
Anne-Solenne Hatte
as Toulour Woman #8
Denny Mendez
as Toulour Woman #9
Jerry Weintraub
as American Businessman
Mattia Sbragia
as Commissario Giordano
Carlo Antonazzo
as Security Advisor
Mingming Gao
as Chinese Mother
Amelie Kahn-Ackermann
as Chinese Daughter
Luciano Miele
as Hotel Manager
Antonio DeMatteo
as Hotel Employee
Ana Caterina Morariu
as Bruce Willis' Companion
Adriano Giannini
as Museum Director
Giulio Magnolia
as Photographer
Dennis DiAngelo
as Photographer's Assistant
Giselda Volodi
as Toulour's Butler
Mathieu Simonet
as Backpack Kid
Karl A. Brown
as Train Security #1
Marc Bodnar
as Train Security #2
Albert Finney
as Gaspar La Marque
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  • May 26, 2016
    Ocean's Twelve makes a fair attempt in developing some complexity in its story, even though the shaky direction and unnecessary plot points will make you think otherwise. Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Roberts, new addition Zeta-Jones and cast continue with their shtick but not enough to hide the blemishes that weigh down the film. 3/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2013
    A truly pathetic film, Ocean's Twelve tries to get by on charisma alone...and fails. It's pretty clear from the start that there's no story, and that it's just being made up as it goes along; to the point where Julia Roberts's character ends up impersonating Julia Roberts (which is beyond stupid). And, the characters have been rewritten and changed to fit this idiotic story. Additionally, there's no intrigue or suspense to the heists. The actors still have some good chemistry, but that's about all that the film has going for it. Ocean's Twelve is a lackluster sequel that no one seems to be putting much effort into.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2013
    The first thing I need to get out of the way is that I was really not expecting this to be as good as the first. Not only did it exceed my expectations, Steven Soderbergh has outdone himself almost completely. I found Ocean's Twelve to be even more entertaining, smart, and intricate as the first was. The only thing that I would say was not as good was that it wasn't as thrilling. Twelve constantly moves and constantly throws curveballs at you while the first took it's time in building the tension towards the big final heist. This one had two or three small heists, but the entire thing is very well done and potently entertaining. I was pretty confused with some of the plot: mostly within the last half hour, but it wasn't nearly enough to majorly complain about. I liked the cast even more this time around, from Brad Pitt's signature style of goofiness and constantly eating something to the fantastic addition of Francois. Vincent Cassel is a total badass in this role and the character is extremely fun to watch, especially when he epically dances through a field of lasers (probably the best scene in the film). I loved the idea of Julia Robert's character Tess becoming Julia Roberts herself in the film. I know that sounds confusing, but it works because it's such a gutsy move. I also loved Bruce Willis playing himself: things like this are what came together and made the film feel like a complete popcorn-entertainment package.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2012
    It tries too hard to be exactly like the original.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer

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