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With a brilliant cast, this entertaining spin-off from the Ocean’s trilogy features an all-female criminal crew carrying off a heist at the glamorous Met Ball.
Inspired by her estranged brother, the legendary con-man Danny, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century – stealing a necklace worth more than $150 million at New York City’s glamorous annual Met Gala. Her first step is to assemble the perfect crew – which just happens to be all-female. This star-studded spin-off of the Ocean’s trilogy is a wildly entertaining and brilliantly cast crime caper.
(2018 USA 110 mins)
The women’s antics are as ingenious as they are preposterous and the screenplay strikes many of the right feminism-fuelled notes. Explaining why they don’t need a male collaborator, Debbie remarks pointedly, “A ‘he’ gets noticed, a ‘her’ gets ignored. And, for once, we want to be ignored.” … Perhaps the film coasts too heavily on the sheer novelty of watching women band together to steal stuff, failing to establish its own unique flavour, but it looks and feels the part without ever overegging it. And if the script could have done with a touch more sass and the direction a little more distinction, the cast is divine and the overall effect is entertainingly empowered. Emma Simmonds, Radio Times
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse and sex references
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This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that audio description is available. The optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium (rows AA, A and B), seats 1-12. We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.