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For the Love of Money (2012)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of a Jewish immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. When violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (played by Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions. Success seems to find him at

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Michael Micco, Jenna Mattison, Micheal Micco (Story)

Sep 4, 2012

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An attempted Scorsese-esque crime epic that too often feels like an underdeveloped outline.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Although it's doubtful that film fans walk around lamenting the dearth of Israeli characters in gangster movies, For the Love of Money nonetheless attempts to fill the gap.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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It decelerates into an unremarkable good-guys-vs.-bad-guys tale that ends in a glaringly tension-free showdown.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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This dollar-store version of a Scorsese crime saga, "For the Love of Money" is consistently as trite as its title.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A film that can't quite capitalize on the big names it has in relatively small roles.

June 7, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Viewers have traveled this road of criminal menace before, only this time it's peppered with more exclamations of 'L'chaim!'

July 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
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Looks to ape Scorsese but can only muster Corman.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
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    1. Isaac: We are getting our piece of the American dream.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Micky: I'm comin' down there and I'm takin' your eyes out of your head and I'm sendin' them to your whore of a mother.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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