Excerpt: It’s really straightforward stuff, most of it bordering on the unsubstantial, but it honestly doesn’t matter. The joy of the film comes from seeing a talented female ensemble work together and pull off a crazy heist with extra emphasis on creative character beats and banter.
Excerpt: Blueprints are followed, stances powerful, but even name recognition can’t lift the tonal ambiguity of this crime caper without zest or flamboyance (minus Daniel Pemberton’s hop, skip and bass jumpin’ score).
Excerpt: Breezy fun that sticks a shiv into Hollywood’s — and the larger culture’s — disdain for women. Wonderfully subtle comic performances from a great cast having a ball make for a perfectly suitable light diversion from the world right now.
Excerpt: Bullock, Blanchett, and the rest fit into [the] same blueprint with ease, the rushed nature of their final act the only glaring misstep as convenience appears to usurp smarts. But we can look past it in the end and enjoy what becomes an introduction to women who now have a rapport to better utilize in a follow-up.
Excerpt: Bullock’s Ocean and her on-screen cohorts collectively seem to have a bouncy blast, but the summertime showcase does not offer much in the way of originality…can only muster up a spotty heist blockbuster that can’t creatively match the shine of the diamond necklace Debbie Ocean and her sticky finger associates want to abscond so strategically.