All About the Benjamins (2002)



Critic Consensus: A sloppy, poorly directed action-comedy, All About the Benjamins is too derivative and gratuitously violent.

Movie Info

Rap star and actor Ice Cube produces, co-writes, and stars in this comic crime thriller that reunites him with his Next Friday (1999) co-star Mike Epps in the 48 Hrs. (1982) mold. Cube plays Bucum Jackson, a Miami bounty hunter for Martinez Bail Bonds who's tired of his dangerous, unprofitable profession and wants to start his own private investigation firm. Lacking stake money, Bucum is forced to hunt down a small-time grafter named Reggie Wright (Epps), a fast-talking confidence man who's … More

Rating: R (violence, language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ronald Lang, Ice Cube, Ron Lang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2002
Box Office: $25.5M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


as Bucum

as Reggie

as Williamson

as Mango

as Capt. Briggs

as Mr. Barkley

as Ms. Steinberg

as Ms. Scharfenberg

as Kelly

as Store Owner

as Francesco

as Lil J's Girlfriend

as Newsstand Attendant

as Criminal
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Critic Reviews for All About the Benjamins

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (29)

Directed by Kevin Bray, whose crisp framing, edgy camera work, and wholesale ineptitude with acting, tone and pace very obviously mark him as a video helmer making his feature debut.

Full Review… | October 3, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The home-run performances of Cube and Epps are handicapped by inept and illogical action sequences.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Goes a long way on hedonistic gusto.

Full Review… | April 19, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

In this refreshingly shameless celebration of money and expensive stuff, director Kevin Bray grabs every retro action-film cliché.

Full Review… | April 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Mugging, not robbery, is the name of the game.

Full Review… | March 12, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Something puddles to nothing in this relentless Miami sun.

Full Review… | March 9, 2002
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for All About the Benjamins



Nani Vang

Super Reviewer


Bucum: Shoot out the back tire!
Reggie: Who do you think I am, Mel Gibson?

A stupid funny buddy-action-comedy that works because of how well Cube and Mike Epps get along. A lot of fun to watch, with nothing else to it, but still funny enough. And Eva Mendez is always welcome, so that also helps. Funny parts and decent action.

Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer


Enjoyable black comedy. But Bad Boys is the definitive. Some good moments - especially the scenes with the stun gun and Eva Mendes is prety wacky - but a good action flick for a night in.

Khris N

Super Reviewer

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