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Mad Money Reviews

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
January 22, 2008
Mad Money> proves both fresh and funny and, in an odd way, uplifting in its moral ambiguity.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 22, 2008
It's one of the most general movies I've seen in a while: generally entertaining, generally watchable, generally unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News
January 20, 2008
[A] pointless payday for director Khourie's banal blank check comedy...a straining pseudo-hysterical heist flick that has all the giddy appeal of an empty bank draft.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
January 19, 2008
Queen Latifah seems to be going through the whole movie with the attitude of 'Yeah, I know%u2026'
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 19, 2008
Neither clever nor engaging enough to work as a celebration of either larcenous cunning or womanly feistiness.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
January 19, 2008
Mad Money isn't intense, action-oriented nor will it win any Oscars. Still, in times when the economy and politics weight heavy on our minds, it's a great hour-and-a-half escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 18, 2008
It's mediocre, but it's not obnoxiously so. I had an okay time. But I had also had five beers.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 18, 2008
This movie is designed to be fun, and its intentions are signaled to us over and over again, as when the women jump around on a bed, giggling and flinging old, dirty money around in a wanton display of pure idiocy.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2008
Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 18, 2008
Moviegoers will come up empty.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 18, 2008
It's not that much fun.
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
January 18, 2008
Whenever there's stunt-movie casting with divergent generations of Hollywood "stars," there's bound to be trouble at the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 18, 2008
Whatever critique of desire and greed the original script intended is lost amid all the bland good times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 18, 2008
Mad Money is small change that somehow manages to add up to a satisfying sum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 18, 2008
It's not bad, but it's not particularly good, either.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 18, 2008
This is an odd, disposable movie; it melts away as you leave the theater, leaving nothing but vague dissatisfaction behind.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2008
It's just OK, one of those decent little movies that get released in January.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 18, 2008
What's not to believe? A lot. But asking for bolted logic and dramatic structure in such a movie is about like asking former Fed chief Alan Greenspan to open a mosh pit in Miami. Anyway, the money in the bank here is Keaton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
January 18, 2008
Much of the film is predictable. But to its credit, it doesn't present the men in the women's lives as the usual losers who drive them to crime.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 18, 2008
What's intended as empathy feels more like condescension, built around Hollywood's out-of-touch belief that anything below Land Rover is the poverty line.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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