Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.
Todd McCarthy A lark for everybody concerned, including the audience.
Geoff Andrew This wholly enjoyable entertainment sees Soderbergh setting himself a new challenge - the hi-tech robbery procedural - and relishing the cliches even as he freshens them with a dab of polish, wit, pace and a light touch of irony.
Peter Rainer It can, at times, be forgettable in a fun way, especially when its funniest performers are caught in Soderbergh's spinning crosshairs.
Richard Roeper [A] triumph of style and story...
Stephanie Zacharek Soderbergh's crisp, funny heist flick makes out like a bandit. George Clooney and Elliott Gould steal the show.
John Anderson Despite a lot of snappy dialogue supplied by screenwriter Ted Griffin, Ocean's Eleven bogs down in technological minutiae, pointless set pieces that aren't very funny and by indulging the urge to constantly sell itself.
Eric Harrison The new Ocean's Eleven is altogether different -- it isn't content to let star power, shtick and easy camaraderie carry the day; it works for your money.
Susan Stark Vigorous, involving entertainment.
Terry Lawson Admittedly, little of Ocean's Eleven is likely to hang around in your head past closing time. But that only gives you a good excuse to see it again.
Steven Rosen I think it's time for Soderbergh to be leaving Las Vegas.
Moira MacDonald Need a good argument for remakes? Look no further than Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven.
Jay Boyar If you see only one utterly undemanding, totally inconsequential motion picture this season, make it Ocean's Eleven.
Philip Wuntch Vastly superior to the 1960 Rat Pack original, it boasts a well-structured, if engagingly improbable, story line and a glistening cast that performs with brio.
Bruce Newman The kind of movie that makes you wish you were having as much fun watching it as they obviously had making it.
Rex Reed It's extremely confusing, but you quickly learn to ignore the details and just watch the glam cast have fun.
Rene Rodriguez There is considerable pleasure to be had watching a Hollywood formula crowd-pleaser, no matter how irreverent, that's been made with intelligence, wit and style.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) The cinematic version of a Happy Meal -- tasty and filling, not particularly nutritious, but generally pleasing for all.
J. Hoberman Jazzy and insouciant, if not quite what Frank would have called classy.
Kirk Honeycutt Represents a mostly successful stylistic shift into sheer artifice, where the force of the personalities involved compels your interest.
Variety Staff Laboring under the handicaps of a contrived script, an uncertain approach and personalities in essence playing themselves, the production never quite makes its point, but romps along merrily unconcerned that it doesn't.
Jonathan Rosenbaum Terminally boring.
Karen Croft The original Ocean's is fun, fun, fun.