STARRING: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett
The Ocean’s movies get a major, beneficial estrogen boost with the fourth instalment. More than a decade after George, Brad and Matt frolicked through Ocean’s Thirteen, an all-star female cast (fronted by Bullock, Blanchett and Anne Hathaway) takes over for the most eye-catching heist in the whole franchise. They’re out to steal a 2.7kg diamond necklace worth more than $150 million during fashion’s own Super Bowl—the Met Gala. Bullock, who gets the most screen time here, is Debbie Ocean, sister to master thief Danny (that was George Clooney). She’s fresh out of prison and eager to get back into the game for dubious reasons. The trademark Ocean’s cool is amplified thanks to crackerjack chemistry among the ladies, plus an endless parade of looks and styles culminating in a climax fit for the pages of Vogue (Anna Wintour cameo? Check!). Rihanna is all fire as a hacker who oozes sass, but it’s Hathaway who emerges as the ensemble’s MVP with her cheeky, self-kidding performance as a vain A-list star. She’s a riot—and so is the movie. (Out now)
Not just along for the ride, the women take control.
Ocean’s new wave: (from left) Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Blanchett and Awkwafina.