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21 And Over
An avalanche of grating big-hair-and-bad-accent New Joisey caricatures.
| Original Score: 1/5
An ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor.
| Original Score: 2/4
There have been notable exceptions, but Heigl tends to imbue her characters with an off-putting mix of insecurity and abrasiveness. This film is a prime example.
I guess I can't call the movie sexist as it was largely produced, directed and written by women. So I'll settle for calling it dull, corny and amateurish instead.
| Original Score: 1/4
There is action of a sort -- a car blows up, shots are fired -- and what might pass for witty, sexy banter to someone who once overheard a conversation about an episode of Moonlighting.
Imagine an Elmore Leonard movie scripted by a bad Nora Ephron imitator, and you'll have an idea of how dead-in-the-Jersey-water it is.
| Original Score: D
Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false.
| Original Score: 0/4
Tedious and tonally inept.
Janet Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series deserved better than this woefully executed, stillborn attempt at a franchise.
Heigl, sporting tousled brunette locks, gives a busy, unconvincing performance.
One for the Money is tepidly glib throughout. Even violent murders are followed by wisecracks or another prurient opportunity to ogle Heigl's behind and cleavage.
To compare this mess to a sitcom would be an insult to sitcoms.