Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Just as most caper movies end with the thieves comfortably basking in retirement, so most sequels to caper movies begin with the thieves forced to go back to work and pull one more job. “Ocean’s Twelve” does not disappoint. Tess Ocean (Julia Roberts) is chatting on the phone with her husband, Danny (George Clooney), when she looks out the window and says, “Oh, no.” Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) is ringing the doorbell.
You will recall that in “Ocean’s Eleven” Benedict was the owner of the Bellagio, a casino in Las Vegas from which the 11 stole – well, let’s see, with interest, it works out to about $19 million apiece. Benedict is accompanied on his visit by evil-looking twins and has an off-putting practice of poking people with a putter, the better to suggest dire consequences if his money is not returned. The insurance has already paid, but he envisions double indemnity.