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(2004), PG-13 [R-13*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
December 9, 2004
38 out of 100

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

Ocean's Twelve

(2004), PG-13 [R-13*] -- Almost two peas out of the same pod.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Warner Bros., , Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight Ltd.
Distribution (US): Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Producer(s): Bruce Berman, Frederic W. Brost, George Clooney, Susan Ekins, Erwin Godschalk, John Hardy, Greg Jacobs, Gregory Jacobs, Roberto Malerba, Steven Soderbergh, Jerry Weintraub
Written by: George Nolfi
Characters: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell
Cinematography/Camera: Chris Connier, Steven Soderbergh
Music: David Holmes
Film Editing: Stephen Mirrione
Casting: Debra Zane
Production Design: Philip Messina
Art Direction: Tony Fanning, Greg Jacobs
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Ocean's Eleven (2001). Ocean's Twelve (2004). Almost two peas out of the same pod. In the graphic data comparative below, one can draw that Ocean's Twelve:

Investigation Area
Ocean's Twelve
W anton Violence/Crime Worsened significantly
mpudence/Hate Worsened significantly
exual Immorality Improved noticeably
rugs/Alcohol Nearly the same
ffense to God Improved slightly
urder/Suicide Stayed the same at none
Final Score Nearly the same (41/38)
Influence Density Nearly the same (1.05/1.12)

And both are R-13. Interesting. The reason for the PG-13 was language. There was a rather lengthy session of four-letter bickering between two guys that rivaled the moral putrescence in South Park: BLU. Though the actual expletives were bleeped out, the mouthing of the words was unmistakable.

Danny Ocean (George Clooney), a.k.a. Miguel Diaz was approached by Tony Benedict (Andy Garcia), the victim of Ocean's Bellagio Casino heist in Ocean's Eleven. [Hab. 2:9] If the Eleven did not pay back $160 million in two weeks, they would each become little more than a memory. [Ps. 62:10] Even though the casino's insurance covered the loss, Benedict wanted it back from the Eleven. But they were short ... more than $90 million. So, they decided to steal $160 million to pay back Benedict by stealing an extremely valuable Faberge egg. See for examples of Faberge Eggs.

It is clear that Ocean's Twelve is an attempt to recapture the success of Ocean's Eleven. At least the filmmakers added the twelfth character, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Isabel Lahiri, a Europol cop. Lahiri was Ocean's nemesis and spent most of the 119 minutes of the film chasing Ocean and the Twelve.

The most severe loss was due to foul language. [Col. 3:8] While a man and a woman were noted in bed kissing, him dressed and her in night wear, there were no intercourse or other issues of physical lust. Rear male nudity ghosting through translucent pajamas was about the most graphic of all the "lesser" (see issues of sexual immorality such as innuendo, rude gazes and excessive cleavage. [Gal. 5:19, 1Ths. 4:3, 1 Cor. 6:18] Drinking was relatively often as was smoking. The use of God's name in vain was also relatively frequent though each time was without the four letter expletive. [Deut. 5:11] As there were no murders or suicides in Ocean's Eleven there were none noted in this sequel.

The listing in the objective heart of the CAP analysis model, the Findings/Scoring section will reveal all that was noted.


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  • Hab. 2:9 Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain to set his nest on high, to escape the clutches of ruin!
  • Ps. 62:10 Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
  • Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • 1Ths. 4:3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
  • 1 Cor. 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. [What is sexual immorality? All God's admonitions against sexual immorality may be summed up as any sexual contact (including visual), conduct or activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage.]
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    Ocean's Twelve

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • threat to kill
  • intimidation with fear, repeatedly
  • planning crime, throughout
  • staging crime operations, repeatedly, throughout
  • illegal flight to avoid lawful capture
  • gambling through thievery
  • firearms to control, repeatedly
  • forgery
  • reckless driving to escape capture
  • recruiting for crime
  • impersonation of a police officer
  • police corruption
  • breaking and entering
  • gambling

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 8 uses of the three four letter word vocabulary
  • 12 uses of the most foul of the foul words bleeped out but seen
  • lie to wife
  • series of lies of impersonation
  • massive tattoos

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • excessive cleavage, twice
  • man and woman in bed kissing, her in her underwear
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • extremely short and revealing skirt coupled with camera angle to maximize view of female posterior in skimpy underwear
  • rude gaze, twice
  • below navel skin - male
  • rear male nudity ghosting through thin night wear
  • sexual innuendo

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • smoking, repeatedly
  • bar
  • booze, repeatedly
  • drunkenness, once

    Offense to God (O)
  • seeking to communicate with the dead through a medium
  • richness through ill-gotten gain throughout
  • praying to God for success in crime

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Long Distance



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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