I was expecting something like Ocean’s Eleven – after all, it’s Soderbergh and Clooney – but the pace was more akin to Solaris. Made a bad call on watching the film last night, then, as I was really tired and wanted something zippy enough to wake me up for a couple of hours. A proper viewing and the score might be better.
Anywho, it’s a nice, slick film, and the opening was really great – jumps about, time-wise, and keeps you guessing – and it was stylish in an unconventional way, merging modern equipment with 60s zooms. In my tiredness I got a bit lost later on, and there’s one scene I really struggled to fit into the timeline, expecting a reveal that never came. Clooney and Ving Rhames are great, Don Cheadle does his best Tupac impression, Steve Zahn is sadly hidden behind sunglasses and potheadness most of the time, and Jennifer Lopez is tragically stuck between being sexy (and beautifully lit) and completely out of her depth, acting-wise.
It’s definitely a solid film, though, and I’ll probably watch it again eventually.