Mo' Money (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mo' Money (1992)



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Movie Info

Small-time crook Johnny Stewart (Damon Wayans) decides to go straight to win a beautiful girl (Stacey Dash), and to prove it, he joins the mailroom of the credit-card firm for which she works. Needing money to impress her, Johnny steals a credit card, goes on a shopping spree and wins the girl. The story isn't over though, because a security guard who caught his theft on videotape is blackmailing Stewart to join his own credit-card ring. ~ John Bush, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Damon Wayans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 18, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Damon Wayans
as Johnny Stewart
Stacey Dash
as Amber Evans
Marlon Wayans
as Seymour Stewart
Joe Santos
as Lt. Raymond Walsh
John Diehl
as Keith Heading
Harry Lennix
as Tom Dilton
Mark Beltzman
as Chris Fields
Larry Brandenburg
as Businessman
Alma Yvonne
as Charlotte
Dick Butler
as Ted Forrest
James Deuter
as Mr. Shift
Rondi Reed
as District Attorney
Gordon McClure
as Reverend Pimp Daddy
Richard Hamilton
as Judge Harold Lake
Ken Earl
as Bailiff
John Allen
as Jewelry Store Clerk
David Razowsky
as Jewelry Store Clerk
Salli Richardson-Whi...
as Pretty Customer
Pete Zahradnick
as Officer Deebs
Lorenzo Clemons
as Officer Royce
Will Zahrn
as Bum/Cop
Robert Swan
as Detective Lawrence
Victor Cole
as Sargeant Tan
Eddie B. Smith
as Large Man
Ted Topolski
as 1st Inmate
Renee A. Lacour
as Rock's Mother
Tony A.C. Smith
as Guy on Toilet
Jobe Cerny
as Patrolman
Allison Gordy
as Prostitute
Mollie Grabemann
as Receptionist
Bernie Mac
as Club Doorman
Alison Gordy
as Prostitute
Mik Scriba
as Transit Cop
William King
as Correction Officer
Irma P. Hall
as Lady on Phone
James Spinks
as Tracy Stewart
Kahil El Zabor
as Congo Player
Ben Lin
as Chinese Cook
Pat "Soul" Scaggs
as Token Booth Clerk
Lauro Lopez
as Dentist
Jimmy Woodard
as Man on Street
Edward Cushing
as Repairman
as Charlotte
Salli Richardson
as Pretty Customer
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Critic Reviews for Mo' Money

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

Damon Wayans and his younger brother Marlon make a terrific comedy team in Mo' Money.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Damon and Marlon are at their best in the opening comic sequences, which allow their chemistry to operate, but their pacing is disrupted by the ensuing formulaic thrills.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Some of the humor in Mo' Money has a mean-spirited edge. And only in isolated moments is it as funny as its own title.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie is described as an "action-comedy-romance," but it fails to work as any of the three.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 24, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's a shame. A low down dirty shame. Or maybe I'm thinking of another Wayans family member.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012

Audience Reviews for Mo' Money

This came out at the time In Living Color was very popular and this movie employs some of the same slapstick type of comedy. Marlon and Damon are funny as brothers/scam artists. A young Stacy Dash looks absolutely fantastic.

This is one of the first and possibly the best of all the Wayans movies.

Chad Roesti

Super Reviewer

As much as I loved In Living Color I really wanted to like this movie.I also wanted to like this movie as much as I thought I once did.It was just OK.It held my attention for awhile but I noticed myself doing other things, forgetting it was on & having it on as background noise a few times.I think the best & funniest parts of the movie were the In Living Color type moments.The thing that amazed me about this movie was that it went from being a comedy to a romantic comedy to an action flick.I don't think I'd recommend anybody to go out of their way to see it but if it's on & absolutely nothing else is on, you're bored out of your mind then I'd tell you to watch it.Too be honest with you, Even then I'm not sure I'd tell you to watch it.There's probably another movie out there you could be watching

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

The action comedy can be one of my favorite types of films when do right. Many movies have balanced the two genres successfully, but unfortunately, "Mo Money" is as conflicted as its lead character. It's amiable enough, so much so that the unnecessary violence is jarring, and I found there to be no one to root for despite the fact that the three lead actors are all likable enough.

Damon Wayans is a talented comic actor, but it's hard to get behind him here because his character continually makes bad decisions. It's hard to feel any compassion towards him, and while Stacey Dash is almost impossibly attractive, she isn't given much to do here. There's not even any conflict between the two when the corporate executive Dash finds out that her new boyfriend from the mailroom Wayans has been lavishing gifts on her paid for by stolen credit cards.

The film is far more concerned with trying to get easy laughs from black film stereotypes such as the unattractive, love-starved female co-worker and the not-funny-enough-to-be-insulting gay humor. It's just mindless pandering to its target audience. The violence-filled finale seems even more outlandish when you stop to consider that these are white-collar criminals doing all of the damage. Not only does it feel out of place in a film as laid-back as this one, it's nonsensical as well. "Mo Money" is an uneasy mix that never quite gels like it should, It would have been more successful as a simple comedy.

Timothy Sanders

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