Ocean’s 8

Rated 3.0

Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock), who shares the family’s proclivity for elegant scams, gets out of prison on parole (after being double-crossed on her last job), but she goes back to her old habits “because it’s what I’m good at.” Her quarry this time is a fashion queen (Anne Hathaway) who’ll be wearing $250 million in diamonds at the annual Met Gala, and she recruits some old friends (Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson) and some new talent (Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter) to help run her game. The script by Olivia Milch and director Gary Ross has a double-twist ending, but only one twist will surprise you if you can count as high as eight. The movie is mechanical and formulaic, but the formula is amusing and it goes down smoothly enough to pass for something original. J.L.