Stars: ** 1/2
Rating: PG-13 for language
Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Twelve is the new Eleven? That’s debatable. Ocean’s Twelve meets its snappy predecessor head on and wilts in comparison.
Assuming a built-in fan base and the cool-factor of its hunky cast, this chaotic crime caper introduces one or two new faces and places in order to retread the familiar storyline for maximum box office.
In a clever twist of international fancy, Terry pays a personal visit to each of the original Ocean’s Eleven, traveling from LA to Rome and locations between to make his point: two weeks to pony up the money or die.
The filched bank has long since gone the route of cars, homes, jewelry and women, and our boys require fast cash. Brainstorm: another audacious and lucrative heist that will resolve the pesky problem and vault the OE into the annals of criminal notoriety.
Faberge egg is the plum target, but Ocean and
a mumbo-jumbo of impromptu one-liners and fraternity-haze repartee. Granted there are good moments sprinkled
Those aforementioned fans should delight in having their boys back in business, but for my money director Steven Soderbergh should have relied less on Eleven’s success and gambled the house on Twelve.