Early reviews for Ocean’s 8 have been mixed. Critics are praising it for its audacity in taking on the typical heist plot and flipping it on its head. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a safe 78% while others like The Guardian’s Benjamin Lee feel like the absence of original Ocean’s director Steven Soderbergh from the captain’s chair was a critical error. Ocean’s 8 is directed by Gary Ross of Hunger Games fame. “The smoothness of Soderbergh’s concoction, often smug yet mostly rather charming, has been replaced with a bland impersonality, the work of a disinterested hired hand,” according to Lee who ultimately gave the movie a poor rating. Despite the varied reception to the film, almost all agree that what makes the movie work is really the stellar cast. Christie Lemire of RogertEbert.com goes on to say “But it makes a real statement to revisit an established franchise like the ‘Ocean’s’ movies—which were ruled by roguish men—and place a murderer’s row of gifted actresses in the key roles.” Intelligent, strong, and glamorous, the women of Ocean’s 8 look to steal the box office this June 13.
Leading the pack is Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, estranged sister to Danny who recently just got out from a five-year stint in prison.
Playing Debbie's best friend (and literal partner in crime) is Cate Blanchett as Lou.
Ann gets the chance to glam it up as the unwitting victim, Daphne Kluger.
Helena Bonham Carter
The character actress is part of the crew playing an extremely emotional fashion designer.
The talented Ms. Paulson plays Tammy, an old accomplice of Debbie who is now a mom.
The rapper/comedienne plays Constance, a skillful pickpocket who lends her skills to the crew.
Mindy plays Amita, the gifted jeweler seemingly tasked to make a replica of the bauble the group wants to snatch.
Riri plays Nine Ball, the resident hacker of the group.