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Two For the Money Reviews

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Cole Smithey

Even at his worst Al Pacino can charm the birds from the trees, but in "Two For The Money" pigeons are the only species visiting.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

April 19, 2009
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

While there are parts of Two for the Money worth watching, it's ultimately not one worth putting your money on.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Por trás de uma trama aparentemente convencional, esconde-se um inteligente estudo de personagem beneficiado pela estupenda atuação de Pacino (que conta também com o belo desempenho de seu companheiro de elenco, McConaughey).

| Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2006
Matthew Turner

The initial set-up is interesting enough but the film rapidly loses its way in the middle and ends up a horribly confused mess, with sub-plots and entire characters simply disappearing into thin air.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

March 9, 2006
Scott Weinberg

Pacino's performance is only a few degrees shy of full-bore scenery-chewing, but the veteran actor stomps through this movie like a small Italian Godzilla.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 13, 2006
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

Pacino rants and McConaughey flashes his pearlies in this craptacular mess.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 10, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX) to be 'inspired' by a true story, which is probably the case, but any genuine drama has been diluted in favor of lazy predictability and a silly feel-good ending.

Full Review

November 9, 2005
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Heavy on style and atmosphere and light on virtually everything else.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 22, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Call it My Fair Lady with a gender switch, a betting line and an over/under.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 17, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Because I couldn't understand how the betting advisory business depicted in 'Two for the Money" operates, the movie didn't always work for me.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

October 16, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It still seems like there should be more tension in Two for the Money than simply watching grown men bite their lips as they watch pro games on TV monitors.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

October 15, 2005
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Two For The Money is as insincere as the phony football played in the film.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2/4

October 15, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs

Maybe Al Pacino is losing his satanic touch.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

October 14, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Who could have figured such a long-shot pairing would parlay into such a tasty payoff?

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

October 13, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The film is an exercise in indecision -- what happens when a writer develops an idea, but not a story.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

October 13, 2005
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

What do blackjack tables and Al Pacino movies have in common? They each encourage you to gamble with your money.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 13, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

I don't know what this film should have been called, but I think that the title "Two for the Money" is misleading.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 13, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Apart from the three lead performances, the movie is bad in the train-wreck sense. And that's also what makes it fascinating.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 12, 2005
Susan Granger

Why did this dull, banal, boring movie get made? Rene Russo's husband wrote the script and Morgan Creek must have called in favors.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

October 12, 2005
James Berardinelli
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Original screenwriting gives way to clichés, and the resolution, while offering closure, seems false -- too much a case of the filmmakers wanting to have their cake and eat it, too.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 12, 2005
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