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Mad Money Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2008
The latest vibrato performance of Diane Keaton's late career shame has her playing once-wealthy housewife Bridget Cardigan, whose twee name and dithering hysteria are equally insufferable.
January 23, 2008
There's an old saying: 'I wrote you a long letter because I didn't have time to write a short one.' In the case of Mad Money, I'll write a short review because the movie won't sustain a long one. (It barely sustains itself.)
January 22, 2008
It's better than I expected it to be.
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.
January 18, 2008
Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2008
Moviegoers will come up empty.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2008
It's not that much fun.
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
January 18, 2008
This is an odd, disposable movie; it melts away as you leave the theater, leaving nothing but vague dissatisfaction behind.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2008
It's just OK, one of those decent little movies that get released in January.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2008
It's just a lot more sane and tame than its 'mad' title would have you believe.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2008
Holmes, with Alice Cooper hair and crazy Jim Carrey eyes, looks terrible and acts worse, unless this movie is unintentionally a lobotomy documentary. Whatever could have happened to her in the last couple of years to zap the talent out of her like this?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 18, 2008
When someone takes our money without offering much in return, don't we have every right to get mad?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2008
If you're going to make a heist picture, then at least have the decency to make the heist itself interesting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2008
This leap might be a bit easier to take if the robbers involved weren't all straight from the female stereotype handbook. And if any of their male companions were given an ounce of credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 18, 2008
Leaves one pondering the ways audiences abet amorality tales.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 18, 2008
The best thing you can say about Mad Money is that it has a good cast. The worst thing you can say about it is that the cast is extremely ill-used.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 18, 2008
he stars phone in their expected personas (Keaton testy, Latifah earthy), except for Holmes, who's unconvincing as a gum-chewing trailer babe.
January 18, 2008
This movie scared me. What is it saying about us? This is basically a bunch of rich people celebrating pathological greed. There's nothing satirical about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 18, 2008
This movie is awkwardly structured.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2008
The pocketing of tired bills headed for the shredder, the producing of tired movies headed for the theatre -- it's all just recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2008
There is little suspense, no true danger; their plan is simple, the complications are few, and they don't get excited much beyond some high-fives and hugs and giggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 18, 2008
A likable and completely dispensable heist film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2008
Mad Money is a heist comedy that doesn't rip off the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 17, 2008
Mad Money strains desperately for laughs.
January 17, 2008
The big problem with Mad Money is not that the situation is implausible -- this is a caper; it's supposed to be over the top -- it's that it doesn't do the work necessary to con us into believing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2008
The scheme works for a while. Sadly, the movie never does. As a heist film, it relies on the trio of felonious females besting a system that seems laughably easy to outwit.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 17, 2008
Mad Money is a comedy caper where the caper's not interesting and the comedy's not funny. Take away those elements and all that's left is a tepid female buddy movie and, like its male counterparts, we've had enough of those to choke a critic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2008
Mad Money, a sisters-in-greed heist comedy that's like Fun With Dick and Jane crossed with Set It Off, may be a formula flick, but as directed by Callie Khouri, it gives you a good, infectious dose of its heroines' money fe
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 17, 2008
Mad Money is no Rififi, but Khouri and Gers invest it with an individuality and generosity of spirit that lift it into the realm of guiltless pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2008
It's all in service to a workaday script that leads to a cop-out of an ending that makes the whole thing seem even more generic than it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2008
A mild comedy that penetrates its see-through cellophane wrap with a few good laughs and many performances that are even better.
January 15, 2008
While it's all so breezy and zippy and girl-power peppy, it's Keaton who makes Mad Money worth a few bucks.
January 14, 2008
This strained heist comedy about three cash-strapped femmes is watchable enough for a few reels, but lacks the requisite wit and amoral energy to capitalize on its get-rich-quick premise.
January 14, 2008
[An] improbable and generally unfunny comedy.