Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ocean's Eleven is a slick caper movie that keeps the audience rooting for appealing, clever con artists and thieves throughout. The fact that their target is a ruthless and violent business tycoon is meant to lessen the immorality and illegality of their adventure. There's lots of suspense, a few action-packed moments with some hard punches thrown, several explosions, a faked death, and two guards gassed into unconsciousness. No one is hurt or killed. Swearing is occasional, including "f-k," "s-t," "goddamn," "screwing," "hell." In one scene there is a mock racist argument during which characters call one another "cracker" and "colored." Sexuality is limited to one kiss as well as a few wide shots of strippers and a lap dance in an upscale nightclub. This film, a loose remake of the 1960 film of the saem name, starring Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack, spawned the sequels Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.
One romantic kiss; several distant shots of strippers, and one short lap dance. No nudity.
There's lots of suspense, much of it with a sense of comic irony, as the heroes try to pull off a remarkable robbery. Action includes some fist fights, a beating, chaos in a casino, two security guards being gassed into unconsciousness, and several explosions (two cars and several small rooms blow up). No one is injured or killed. In one scene, an elderly man seems to be having a heart attack or stroke, then appears to be dead (but not for long).
Occasional swearing that includes two instances of "f-k" and other milder curse words: "goddamn," "no s-t," "screwing," "a--hole." In one scene two men pretend to insult each other with racial slurs: "goddamn cracker," "colored." One character makes an obscene gesture.
Basic premise is that a smart, attractive, "ethical," racially diverse team of swindlers and robbers are heroes while the villain, their mark, is a heartless corporate big shot. So good defeats evil -- but in a nontraditional way.
Las Vegas hotels abound: Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Mandalay Resort. Other visuals: Trump Plaza, Ramlosa water, Budweiser, Michelob, Barnum's, and Macy's.
Drugs / Tobacco /
An elderly man chomps on a cigar in all of his scenes. A few scenes show men drinking in social settings: in a bar, a casino, a hotel room, at a gaming table, at dinner.