Ocean’s 11 is the 1960 heist film starring Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. They play a group of WWII veterans who plan to rob several casinos on New Year’s Eve. Some of the men need the money but others do not, but they are all dedicated to the job. They are able to steal the money without a hitch. But then one of the members, Tony, dies and as a result the police decide to investigate. One person, Duke Santos, figures out that the group, led by Frank Ocean stole the money. The fact that he is dating one of the member’s mother complicates things. What will Santos do with this information?
This is a case where the Hays Code did more harm than good to this movie. While Ocean’s gang are committing a crime, they are so likable and sympathetic that the audience wouldn’t mind them getting away with it. Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack are a good casting choice for the movie as they fit the roguish yet classy tone of the movie. Viewers may be surprised that they don’t sing much in the film. Flaws aside, the movie is a lot of fun and will appeal to people who enjoy quirky crime films. It also has good pacing and suspense throughout the film. Honolulu crime film fans should watch this movie.
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