Where the Money Is Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2011
Paul Newman's charismatic performance elevates this hodgepodge of a picture, but it is not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Decent movie that pushes the PG-13 envelope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Pitch.com
November 12, 2002
The money of the film's title should refer to Paul Newman, because the actor's presence elevates this routine caper into a pleasantly bankable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Newman and Fiorentino steal cash -- and scenes -- in amiable heist comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 4, 2002
A sly, smooth, extremely enjoyable caper... full of scenes you want to get lost in.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
June 18, 2002
For all the film's jauntiness (actually, because of it), it merely depresses.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 15, 2002
For its first half this plays like a character-driven, antiestablishment caper of the 1960s and '70s. As the story progresses, the characters turn rotten. When the establishment is more appealing than the maverick heroes, something has gone wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
USA Films and director Marek Kanievska should be congratulated. They've done what thirty-odd years and countless films couldn't: make Paul Newman uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 4, 2001
The film misfires because of its weak script, lack of punch to its comedy, and the plot was too incredible to believe or become absorbed in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Gary Mairs
culturevulture.net
March 18, 2001
Plodding, dull and endless at a short 89 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Paul Newman idles gracefully through Where the Money Is, a caper film hardly worthy of his presence.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
There's a caper and there are some laughs, but this isn't a larky caper flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Kanievska paces this 90-minute escapist entertainment as lazily as a three-hour epic.
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
The film feels much more like a made-for-TV movie than a vehicle for one of Hollywood's formerly bankable stars.
Andy Klein
New Times
January 1, 2000
It's hard to know whether to blame the movie's failings on Kanievska or on the screenwriters.
Mary Kalin-Casey
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
With its plodding blend of heist humor and geriatric guffaws, this insipid crime caper wastes the talents of screen legend Paul Newman and one-time up-and-comer Linda Fiorentino.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Craig Marine
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Even with a great cast and a great story idea, the movie fails to build even a hint of suspense.
Top Critic
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The rhythmic cha-cha of conflict - resolution - conflict - resolution gives Where the Money Is the feel of something written with Newman's Own Script-writing software.
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Richard T. Jameson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Paul Newman's co-star never really interacts with him -- and their marriage is seriously underwritten, a fatal weakness toward the end.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Maybe Newman's relaxation in front of the camera was just so infectious that everyone behind the camera felt the urge to work in a lower gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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