• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Callie Khouri
    In Theaters:
    Jan 18, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 13, 2008
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Mad Money Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's just a lot more sane and tame than its 'mad' title would have you believe.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 18, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is little suspense, no true danger; their plan is simple, the complications are few, and they don't get excited much beyond some high-fives and hugs and giggles.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 18, 2008
James Berardinelli
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Mad Money is a comedy caper where the caper's not interesting and the comedy's not funny. Take away those elements and all that's left is a tepid female buddy movie and, like its male counterparts, we've had enough of those to choke a critic.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2008
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: C

February 18, 2012

[T]he gap between [Thelma & Louise] and Mad Money resembles the abyss that Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis drove into in Khouri's earlier hit.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 1/5

May 1, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 18, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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There's an old saying: 'I wrote you a long letter because I didn't have time to write a short one.' In the case of Mad Money, I'll write a short review because the movie won't sustain a long one. (It barely sustains itself.)

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 23, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

How about a little creativity, like maybe wadding up and flushing the bills down the toilet, to be picked up later in the sewer? The movie makes robbing the Fed look about as tough as finding an episode of Full House on TV.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2008
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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[An] improbable and generally unfunny comedy.

January 14, 2008
Edward Douglas

Somewhat surprising that it's not nearly as awful as it could have been, but tragic to watch Diane Keaton's career continue its path into embarrassing roles that undermine her acting talent.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6/10

January 15, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's not bad, but it's not particularly good, either.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

January 18, 2008
Matt Stevens
E! Online

Glenn Gers' script is peppered with a few funny lines but never takes full advantage of the premise's comedic potential.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C+

January 17, 2008
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Save your money so you don't get mad that you spent it on this.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 0/5

January 22, 2008
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Mad Money opens with the sight of an enormous pile of hundred dollar bills, and that's roughly what it would take to make me once again sit through this dim-witted caper.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

January 15, 2008
Eric D. Snider

It's one of the most general movies I've seen in a while: generally entertaining, generally watchable, generally unremarkable.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

January 22, 2008
Jeff Bayer
Daily Herald (IL)

Comedy is difficult, but it seems like Mad Money didn't even try. It's very hard to find the jokes.

Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL) | Original Score: 3/10

March 4, 2008
Victoria Alexander

Could Mad Money kill Katie Holmes career? Only Queen Latifah walks off unscathed.

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January 15, 2008
Brian Orndorf

Think of Mad Money as Ocean's Eleven with more estrogen, less glittery metropolis appeal, and Queen Latifah. It's not a waste of time. It just feels like it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: C+

January 17, 2008
Kit Bowen

While being a serviceable, somewhat female-empowering bank-heist comedy, Mad Money doesn't do much else to distinguish itself.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...if it were this easy to rob the Fed, the dollar wouldn't be worth the paper [Glenn] Gers' script is printed on.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

January 17, 2008
Leonard Maltin
February 8, 2008
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008
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