A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The protagonists are very wealthy thieves, but they're less odious than their opponents.
Violence & Scariness
Character has a heart attack, falls to ground, and is later shown in the hospital and in bed, suffering its effects; a minor earthquake disturbs hotel guests; during a labor protest in Mexico, demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails that set a truck on fire.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Abigail wears tight dresses and shows cleavage; seduced by Linus, she begins to take off her clothes (you see her bra).
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A few uses each of "s--t," "hell," "damn," "ass," and "son of a bitch."
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Products & Purchases
Samsung; plenty of places in Las Vegas are name checked.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional casual drinking (wine, beer, liquor, tequila); cigar-smoking; a pheromone-like drug is added to cologne to assist in a seduction; mention of Ritalin.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's nothing much different about Ocean's Thirteen compared to the two previous Ocean's movies. Expect some language ("s--t" and "son of a bitch" are as bad as it gets), occasional scenes with drinking and cigar smoking, brief images of generalized violence (protesting workers clash with police and toss Molotov cocktails that set a car on fire; a mild earthquake shakes a hotel), and a seduction scene (aided by pheromone-spiked cologne) that includes heavy breathing, some clutching, and cleavage. As always, the "heroes" are handsome, charming criminals out to rob a less-sympathetic criminal. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The easy camaraderie among the major players remains the most predictably entertaining aspect of the film. That's particularly true of Danny's relationship with Rusty (Brad Pitt), which refers in-jokingly to the actors' famous friendship. (A couple of times, Ocean's Thirteen drops you into their conversation midway, without back-story or explanation, so that punch-lines seem both unknowable and strangely satisfying, as in Rusty's apparently clever rejoinder: "I said, 'What do I look like, a pancake eater?'"). Other relationships are less enjoyable. Since Linus (Matt Damon) is working through rather conventional "issues" with his father (an old-school con man), he offers to be the designated seducer of Willie's "right hand man," who's actually a woman -- Abigail Spooner (Ellen Barkin). With Danny's wife, Tess (Julia Roberts), absent for this outing, Spooner is the designated girl, and, unfortunately, she seems quite desperate -- both to please her boss and to find sensual pleasure with "younger men" -- making her look more foolish than smart. Similarly, the film makes raucous fun of a hotel reviewer (David Paymer), who the schemers abuse mercilessly with rashes, tainted food, and more.
Each conniver gets a moment in the spotlight, as per formula: Frank (Bernie Mac) runs a dominos table, Basher (Don Cheadle) swaggers as an Evel Knievel-style motorcycle stunt rider, and the moral-minded Malloy brothers (Casey Affleck and Scott Caan) encourage a workers' demonstration in Mexico before ensuring the manufacture of trick dominos for Frank's game. By the time the crew enlists the help of former foe Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), the 122-minute running time is wearing thin, which makes the big climax a little less exciting.
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