Ocean's Thirteen (2007, USA) C-122m. SCOPE ** D: Steven Soderbergh. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Michael Mantell, Elliott Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Jerry Weintraub, Julian Sands, Vincent Cassel, Andy Garcia. Another send-up to the funny, smart original is just as sloppy as the first sequel, perhaps a tad less absurd. Clooney and company want to help out Gould, who has been cheated out of a fortune by casino boss Pacino, and so they go after his new casino to get their revenge. There couldn't have been a reason other than to make this for the money. Soderbergh should be ashamed of himself. Gives you a few chuckles at best.

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