Ocean’s 8 Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 22/06/2018
  • Genre              : Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Cast                 : Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah                                Paulson, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bohnam, Matt Damon
  • Director          : Gary Ross
  • Duration         : 1 hr  52 mins
  • Language        : English

‘Ocean’s 8’ drops all the men in favour of a scintillating cast of women. The new all-women setup puts a fresh perspective on this heist franchise. As you’d expect from an ‘Ocean’s’ movie, this film has some great set pieces on planning the robbery. Because the film’s central characters are all women, their conversations mix the usual hustle talk with fashion, shopping and style related subjects and that makes things interesting.

Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is released from prison and she immediately starts working on a plan to steal Cartier diamonds from the legendary Met Costume Gala in Manhattan. She seeks the help of her best friend Lou (Cate Blanchett) and they assemble an all-women crew to execute the high-stake heist. Sandra Bullock takes over the ‘Ocean’ mantle from George Clooney. A lot of the previous film’s characters make surprise cameos in the movie.

Director Gary Ross presents a well-cut heist movie. ‘Ocean’s 8’ is just as audacious as it is clever. The first half of the film especially sets up a strong story. The way Sandra Bullock’s Debbie swindles and shoplifts with confidence is fantastic. Blanchett’s character’s people skills and constant sense of sarcasm and cynicism is entertaining too. Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway are pitch-perfect with their comedic flair. It’s the clever planning of the meticulous crime, witty conversation, and tons of high fashion that bring this comedy together. Enjoy the movie in theatres near you.