Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On OCEAN'S 8
Every con has its pros. Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have released the first trailer for the upcoming OCEAN'S 8, the all-female spin-off/sequel to the popular Ocean's 11 film franchise.
Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter, the film hits theaters on June 8th, 2018. Watch the just-released official trailer below! Helmed by Gary Ross, the story follows eight women who plan to pull off a major heist in New York City.
The film, featuring a script written by Gary Ross and co-writer Olivia Milch, will hit theaters on June 8, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Principal photography on the film began on October 25, 2016, in New York City.
The movie hits theaters tomorrow! See what the critics are saying here:
Owen Gleiberman, Variety: "You could say, and you'd be right, that the concept of the heist in "Ocean's 8" carries a distinctly feminine flavor. Debbie and her crew launch a plot to infiltrate the most fabulous New York party of the year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Gala, and to steal a legendary Cartier necklace, the Toussaint (named for the jeweler's most fabled designer), that's constructed out of $150 million worth of antique diamonds. The piece slips all too neatly around the neck but still looks like what it is: more than six pounds of elegant ice."
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: "Sandra Bullock, all sass and steel, stars as Debbie Ocean, just out of prison on a five-year rap and determined not to go straight. (Debbie is Danny Ocean's sister; no, George Clooney does not appear.) She's had half a decade in the slammer to figure out her ultimate scam. Every year New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art throws a charity costume ball that brings out the famous in outrageously expensive designer duds and jewels - it's known as the Met Gala and has more security than the U.S. Mint. But our parolee aims to get in and steal the Toussaint, a $150 million diamond necklace from Cartier that will hang from the swan-like neck of movie star Daphne Kluger, played by Anne Hathaway in the most hilarious sendup of celebrity vanity in ages. Take that, Hatha-haters!"
Ty Burr, Boston Globe: "In that gap between execution and inspiration, you notice things you shouldn't: The heaviness of the make-up on certain members of the cast, the missed opportunities in the script (Bullock's Debbie has a crucial check-list for the robbery she's been carrying around since prison, but we never get to see it), the way the movie rests on the actors' established personas (Hathaway excepted) rather than letting them surprise us with idiosyncrasy. The way Bullock's Debbie is the boss of the job but Blanchett is the Boss of This Movie."
Scott Medelson, Forbes: "Penned by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch, and with longtime Soderbergh pal Ross in the director's chair, Ocean's 8 offers the barest hints of story or motivation to justify what you came to see. Yes, it's mostly about Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett being the two coolest cats of the summer, with Blanchett especially outclassing and out-fabulizing (Is that a word? It is now) almost any character you'll see this summer. Her pantsuits are so superheroic you'll swear they were designed by Edna E. Mode from The Incredibles. For the record, it's Sarah Edwards who deserves a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize for her overall efforts."
Mara Reinstein, US Weekly: "The familiar setup sets the tone. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is our point woman, the estranged sister of George Clooney's debonair Danny. On the verge of her release from prison, she assures the parole board that she craves "the simple life" and swears to be on her best behavior. Except that the Ocean family happens to traffic in excellent cheek bones and high-stakes thievery. What Debbie really wants to do stage an elaborate heist at the annual Met Gala in New York City. Surely you know the one. Couture and Wintour. What a perfect opportunity to steal some jewels. Specifically, a rare $150 million diamond off the neck of vain movie star (and party co-chair) Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). In Titanic terms, the necklace is truly the heart of the Ocean."