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Parents' Guide to

Ocean's 8

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Breezy heist comedy has fab cast, some iffy behavior.

Movie PG-13 2018 110 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 10+

Great movie!

This movie is amazing! Besides the fact that they’re criminals they are pretty good role models but it’s all about friendship and girl power. I think the age level depends on how mature your child is there is a time where a girl seduces a guy to Frame him and there is a short kissing clip but nothing really happens otherwise his is a great and funny movie. there is some swearing and some smoking and drinking but nothing else

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (58 ):

Bullock, Blanchett, and their co-stars don't reinvent George Clooney's formula here, but the ensemble's camaraderie and notable talents make for a fun heist flick that combines fashion and humor. Ocean's 8 certainly isn't a giant misfire (as was expected by some), and the few mentions of Danny (who's never seen in the movie because he's supposedly dead) and his legendary crew are only necessary to keep the Ocean name in the title. The intergenerational cast should appeal to all ages, although there isn't an Elliott Gould-equivalent actress to add to the festivities. (Note to screenwriters for the inevitable sequel: Add a character older than Bullock, who's only 53.) Still, it's amusing to see the utterly New York Awkwafina (who plays the sleight-of-hand expert) trade jokes with Bonham Carter, who seems to channel her favorite real-life fashion icon, Vivienne Westwood, in her role.

Rihanna is understated as a hacker with a penchant for a daily smoke, and Paulson is believable (as always) as a suburban mom who comes out of criminal retirement for the big score. All of the actresses are in fine form, really, although Kaling doesn't seem to get as much screen time as she should, and there should have been a bit more about Debbie and Lou's history as criminal partners. The setting of the storied Met Gala offers plenty of cameo opportunities, with fashion celebs like Anna Wintour and Heidi Klum getting lines, while others -- like Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian West, and the Jenner sisters -- are shown briefly to add to the story's authenticity. Is this movie going to earn any awards? No. But is it entertaining and worth seeing for the cast and clothes? Of course.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 8, 2018
  • On DVD or streaming: September 11, 2018
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock , Cate Blanchett , Anne Hathaway
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: language, drug use, and some suggestive content
  • Last updated: September 18, 2023

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