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||A riff on the previous outings of the gang
||Brian Koppelman, David Levien
||George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliot Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Julian Sands, Andy Garcia
||Danny’s friend and mentor Reuben is tricked out of his share in a new hotel in Las Vegas by the devious Willy Bank, and goes into a decline. To rescue him the gang get together and take on the hotel owner, his impenetrable security system and his super efficient female assistant.
||We see the gang members doing stuff in a variety of environments, working in a Mexican plastics factory, spiking dealing machines, operating a tunnel boring machine under the city. Meeting in darkened rooms as they deal with difficulties with the plan. And then we see it all happen. No drugs, or nudity. Just a bit of boozing and one sensual interaction.
||Having seen the disappointing Ocean’s Twelve I did not know what to expect with Thirteen but it was great. Everyone, the general public, the critics and me enjoyed it and if considering which one of the three to watch you could do worse than just choosing this. Al Pacino terrific as Willy Bank.