Older movies simply don’t look as good as they should which is why I’m passionate about them receiving full restorations followed by a Blu-ray release. Imagine my delight when an absolute classic did indeed receive that sort of attention and I had to pick up it and review it. Yes this is my Ocean’s 11 movie review fully restored on Blu-ray.
So to be clear this is a review of the original classic 1960s film, not the George Clooney remake.
- Ocean’s 11 Movie Review (1960 Crime, Comedy)
- Directed By Lewis Milestone
- Story By George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
- Running Time 127 Mins
- Music By Nelson Riddle
- Starring Frank Sinatra as Danny Ocean ; Dean Martin as Sam Harmon ; Sammy Davis, Jr. as Josh Howard ; Peter Lawford as Jimmy Foster ; Richard Conte as Tony Bergdorf
So what is the basic plot I hear you say! A group of former World War II buddies are recruited by Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) and Jimmy Foster (Peter Lawford) to rob five different Las Vegas casinos (Sahara, Riviera, Desert Inn, Sands and the Flamingo) on a single night.
The night for the heist happens to be New Years Eve which will mean it’s sure to be busy right? Is this a wise decision, well you will have to watch the movie to find that out.
What I will say is that this film simply oozes style, I mean it has a a great cast who are full of the swagger of the era. The acting is spot on and the chemistry between them it there for all to see, plus the look of the film perfectly captures the era. You often hear people say they don’t make films like this anymore, this is never more true than with Ocean’s 11.
Oh and before anyone points out, yes I am well aware they have indeed remade this one with George Clooney, however the two simply to compare.
Conclusion – Ocean’s 11 Movie Review (Blu-ray Version)
The original is simply outstanding whilst remake is I guess ok. I must admit I’d never seen this film before reviewing it here. There is plenty of humour along with a very slick heist.
The remake and its subsequent sequels don’t come close to what the original achieves. The new film offers something different maybe for a different audience but the original is an absolute classic while the remake sadly in my opinion is not.
If you have seen the the Ocean Eleven (2001) or any of the subsequent films and are yet to see the original I suggest you take a look you may be pleasantly surprised, I know I was, shame on me!
Ocean’s 11 has been perfectly restored for Blu-ray, the picture quality is outstanding making this film look fantastic. I’m sure this will be one movie you may if you are lucky enough to be able to see at one of the cinemas that gives over a screen to the classic movies.
So what is my movie rating for Ocean’s 11 (1960)?
- Movie Rating: RECOMMENDED
- Blu-ray Sound & Picture: EXCELLENT
Outstanding restored version improves the viewing experience greatly!
I’ll leave you with the Ocean’s 11 trailer
So that was my Ocean’s 11 movie review, a true movie classic. Did you like it? Have you seen it on Blu-ray fully restored, it’s a must see. Leave you thoughts in the comment section below.
If you enjoyed my Ocean’s 11 movie review why not check out our Taxi Driver review?
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Ocean's 11 (1960) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Lewis Milestone
Actor(s): Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Richard Conte
Genre: Crime, Comedy,
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A classic that perfectly captures the feel of the era and the good news is it now looks even better!