Film Review: Ocean’s Eight

Directed by Gary Ross and a continuation/spin-off from Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s Eight follows Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) as she gathers an all-female crew – Lou (Cate Blanchett), Tammy (Sarah Paulson), Rose (Helena Bonham Carter), Daphne (Anne Hathaway), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Constance (Awkwafina), and Nine Ball (Rihanna) – to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

Rating:

I didn’t realise we needed a female Ocean’s film until I saw this. I was surprised by how well it worked.

I love how nothing was questioned; these women do exactly the same as what the men did but their capabilities and abilities aren’t doubted. They have the same bravado and impulses yet it is also a very feminine film without being girlish. It’s just handled really well, and the amazing cast help to really pull off not just an exciting heist, but a film that could have really embarrassed the female population if it were messed up.

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About Charlie Morris

Proofreader and film blogger living in Cornwall.

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