I loved Ocean’s Eleven. 4 out of 5 stars. Not sure why, just, it was well crafted and I dunno, just cool. It just worked for me.
Here’s a random thing I liked. His transitions. You know, like George Lucas has his little wipe thing he does. Dunno why, but I liked the transitions in Ocean’s 11. The person walking by wipe. Actually, a lot of wipes like this. I dunno, I just liked it. He actually frequently has interesting editing like this. Like he does that weird edit where the sound is continuous but the visual edited, if that makes sense, I think to convey time passing? Not sure. He did it in the Limey, Erin Brockovich, and Michael Douglas’ scene before some committee. In Out Of Sight, he did this thing where he’d like pause a frame during a scene or as a transition. I liked the Out of Sight thing, not the other.
I’ve actually seen a lot of Steven Soderbergh movies. In order of how much I enjoyed them, they’re Out Of Sight, Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Eric Brockovich, and The Limey. Not that anyone cares.