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Old 06-17-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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Some of the stars of Oceans 8 said that mixed reviews of their film are because most movie critics are Middle Aged White Guys.

Look at the Rotten Tomatoes ratings and ticket sales of three films

87% Strait Outta Compton (10,269,500 tickets in first week)
70% Ocean's 13 (7,370,000 tickets in first week)
68% Ocean's 8 (6,508,800 tickets in first week)

There was not a single actress among the five principals for Strait Outta Compton.
  1. Corey Hawkins
  2. Aldis Hodge
  3. O'Shea Jackson
  4. Jason Mitchell
  5. Lakeith Stanfield
There was only a single actress among the twelve principals for Ocean's Thirteen
  1. George Clooney
  2. Brad Pitt
  3. Matt Damon
  4. Andy Garcia
  5. Don Cheadle
  6. Bernie Mac
  7. Casey Affleck
  8. Scott Caan
  9. Carl Reiner
  10. Elliott Gould
  11. Al Pacino
  12. Ellen Barkin
There was not a single actor among the eight principals for Ocean's Eight
  1. Sandra Bullock
  2. Cate Blanchett
  3. Anne Hathaway
  4. Mindy Kaling
  5. Sarah Paulson
  6. Awkwafina
  7. Rihanna
  8. Helena Bonham Carter

The actresses in Ocean's eight are individually highly regarded by movie critics. They were simply blase about the film.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:47 AM
 
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Maybe similar to Ghostbusters no one was interested seeing a SJW remake of a male movie. There were female movie critics that gave the movie lukewarm reception.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Maybe similar to Ghostbusters no one was interested seeing a SJW remake of a male movie. There were female movie critics that gave the movie lukewarm reception.
Here are 12 reviews of Ocean's 8 by female writers (mostly negative)

Emily Yoshida Top Critic New York Magazine/Vulture June 5, 2018
I left Ocean's 8 more convinced than ever that no amount of fierce, fantastic female ensembles can overcome the mediocrity of a dull male director.

Katie Walsh Top Critic Tribune News Service June 8, 2018
Gender-swapped reboots can and should work, but not when they're as underwritten and slapdash as the disappointing "Ocean's 8."

Jia Tolentino Top Critic New Yorker June 12, 2018
Ocean's 8, directed by Gary Ross, is hypercompetent and artless...Nothing in this movie is trying to be interesting, but everything in it gets the job done.

Joanna Langfield The Movie Minute June 6, 2018
This jewel heist caper chapter is much more paste than polish.

Haley Mlotek The Ringer June 7, 2018
This clunky sincerity is a poor substitute for chemistry...Ocean's 8 is missing the most crucial character for both a heist and a fashion film: a villain. In a story like this, there's no substitute for a fair fight.

Anwen Crawford The Monthly (Australia) June 8, 2018
The script is woeful: eight leading parts and not a single memorable character; every actor squandered.

Mabel Salinas Cine Premiere June 11, 2018
There's constant variables in this film that entertain, but leave you with the sensation that it was done better before.

Meg Downey CBR June 11, 2018
Hopefully Debbie and Lou's team will get another chance down the line. After all, "9" and "10" are still free for titles so there's certainly room.

Sarah Ward Concrete Playground June 12, 2018
Working through the nuts and bolts of any heist might be one of the thrills of the genre, but without a sense of drama as well, Ocean's 8 is a barely passable knockoff.

Martha K. Baker KDHX (St. Louis) June 13, 2018
The script is leaden.

Rain Jokinen MullingMovies.com June 13, 2018
Ocean's 8 is as good as the first Ocean's film, and better than its previous sequels.

Deborah Ross The Spectator June 13, 2018
Ocean's 8 is the all-female spin-off of the all-male Ocean's trilogy and it's a sop, with a third act that drags like nothing on earth.

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Old 06-17-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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They just want to excuse for why their film wasn’t as good as they think it should be. I personally didn’t like any of the Oceans movies.
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