2018 (UK), Crime/Thriller, 1h 51m
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling & Awkwafina
Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting — that’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take — a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target — a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.
Ocean’s 8 got way more hate than it deserved! What could be more overdue? In Ocean’s 8 a team of criminals come together and devise their jigsaw puzzle of a heist with an aplomb that feels as natural as it is crowd-pleasing.
This movie is enjoyable, not least because these are some of the most talented, gorgeous women turning on the charm and looking like fashionistas whilst doing so; sometimes that’s all you need for a good time at the movies.
The twists in this movie are as prominent ever, which we expect from the franchise at this point – my only peeve is that just because it’s an all-female gang, they felt as though they had to throw in a boyfriend angle, so had to make room for guy troubles, which felt forced.