All About the Benjamins Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Violent film for Ice Cube. He can do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
They failed to get a consistently funny script or a director capable of effectively staging an action scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 12, 2003
This one is a waste of your Washingtons.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Marcus D. Russell
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
I could go on and on about how funny this film is, because it is truly great comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2002
Directed by Kevin Bray, whose crisp framing, edgy camera work, and wholesale ineptitude with acting, tone and pace very obviously mark him as a video helmer making his feature debut.
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
It plays like a by-the-numbers action flick that happens to have a few funny lines in it. It is barely watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
September 14, 2002
Hit and miss as far as the comedy goes and a big ole' miss in the way of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
August 20, 2002
It's often a sloppy and muddled tale - but there are much worse ways to spend a random 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Unremittingly over-the-top and brutal, All About the Benjamins is as cunning as it is crude.
| Original Score: c
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
The home-run performances of Cube and Epps are handicapped by inept and illogical action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
the heroes become more loathsome as the story progresses.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 6, 2002
Director Kevin Bray excels in breaking glass and marking off the "Miami Vice" checklist of power boats, Latin music and dog tracks. He doesn't, however, deliver nearly enough of the show's trademark style and flash.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 19, 2002
Goes a long way on hedonistic gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
April 19, 2002
It works remarkably well as a mindless diversion.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 19, 2002
There is a general air of exuberance in All About The Benjamins that's hard to resist.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 19, 2002
In this refreshingly shameless celebration of money and expensive stuff, director Kevin Bray grabs every retro action-film cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 9, 2002
One of those films that seems tailor made to air on pay cable to offer some modest amusements when one has nothing else to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
March 18, 2002
A slam-bang extravaganza that is all about a wild-and-woolly, wall-to-wall good time.
| Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 16, 2002
With its lackadaisical plotting and mindless action, All About the Benjamins evokes the bottom tier of blaxploitation flicks from the 1970s.
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Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice
March 12, 2002
Mugging, not robbery, is the name of the game.
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