Even Money (2006)



Critic Consensus: Even Money is so obsessed with portraying the ills of gambling it forgets to develop compelling or likable characters.

Movie Info

Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger, Jay Mohr, Danny DeVito, Nick Cannon, and Carla Gugino star in director Mark Rydell's ensemble addiction drama detailing the manner in which gambling and drugs affect a variety of people's lives during the weeks leading up to a championship college basketball game. Carolyn (Basinger) is a struggling novelist whose addiction to the slots drives her to deceive her husband Tom (Liotta). Though Carloyn claims to be working on her latest manuscript at a nearby coffee … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Tannen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2007
Yari Film Group



as Carolyn Carver

as Godfrey Snow

as Detective Brunner

as Tom Carver

as Clyde Snow

as Veronica

as Augie

as Lady Winner

as Retiree

as Female Retiree

as Blackjack Player

as Blackjack Dealer No....

as Victor

as Announcer

as Darius Jackson

as Coach Washington

as Slot Lady

as Pit Boss

as Sportscaster

as Caribbean Woman

as Blackjack Dealer No....

as Monte Spectator No.1

as Monte Spectator No.2

as Monte Player

as Michael Black

as Craig White
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Critic Reviews for Even Money

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (15)

Um, gambling's bad, mkay?

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Just about everyone falls into a black hole of overwritten, overwrought melodrama in this convoluted disaster.

May 21, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Even Money never quite achieves [Crash's] epic badness -- but Kim Basinger's mortifying turn as the struggling writer is hysterical in every sense of the word.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Strong performances save this somewhat melodramatic film from sudsing up, at least until the end.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

If you're looking for entertainment, save your 10 bucks for the lottery.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The story is scarcely grounded in the mechanics of real-world expression.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Even Money


really good flick. complete all star cast and everyone really delivered. it was cool to see peoples stories intertwined who really had nothing to do with each other and never met, even though they were connected in many ways. it makes you wonder how many people you are connected to that you dont even know exist. there werent alot of redeeming characteristics in some of the characters except maybe ray liota and nick cannons character, but i still felt for some of these characters. this film does a great job of showing the downfalls of money and greed.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Like Crash, but without the 'r'.

William Goss

Super Reviewer

Good film, great cast and performances. A standout performance by Tim Roth.

Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

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