Oceans 8

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Star­ring San­dra Bul­lock, Cate Blanchett. Di­rec­tor Gary Ross.

A fe­male ver­sion of the Oceans’ fran­chise is more than wel­come in this age of male-driven sto­ry­lines, yet poor pac­ing and silly plot points ruin an over­all en­joy­able film. It fol­lows the machi­na­tions of Deb­bie Ocean, the sis­ter of Ge­orge Clooney’s sup­pos­edly de­ceased Danny Ocean, who, af­ter be­ing re­leased from prison, de­cides to pull off one last crazy heist be­fore run­ning into the sun­set. For the most part it’s an ac­tion-packed, slickly sexy, fun ride but it lacks the charis­matic charm of Clooney’s three out­ings. It works on some lev­els, thanks to the tal­ented Bul­lock and Blanchett, but a lit­tle more char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment would have gone a long way.

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