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All About the Benjamins Reviews

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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.
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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
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 19, 2002
Goes a long way on hedonistic gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice
March 12, 2002
Mugging, not robbery, is the name of the game.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 9, 2002
Something puddles to nothing in this relentless Miami sun.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 8, 2002
One groan-inducing familiarity begets another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
March 8, 2002
The comedy is clumsy; the violence vicious.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 8, 2002
The action clichés just pile up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 8, 2002
Really all about the bullets, which fly by the hundreds through this lifeless action/comedy.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 8, 2002
Everything is off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 8, 2002
The comedy is tepid, the action is dopey and even the violence is boring and occasionally cruel.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 8, 2002
The action quickly sinks into by-the-numbers territory.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 8, 2002
It's fun to watch the stocky, scowling Ice Cube and skinny, jittery Epps play off each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 8, 2002
Filled with low-brow humor, gratuitous violence and a disturbing disregard for life.
| Original Score: D+
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2002
While it has its amusing moments, the uneven pace, underplotted scripting and over-reliance on improvisation eventually take their combined toll.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 8, 2002
Slick, quick, rude and exuberantly crude.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
March 8, 2002
An entertaining, if somewhat standardized, action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
March 7, 2002
For much of its running time, All About the Benjamins is good, sleazy fun.
| Original Score: B-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 7, 2002
No worse than average pop-culture throwaway.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 7, 2002
Violent, vulgar and forgettably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 7, 2002
Riddled with so many bullets and tasteless jokes that it swiftly loses momentum.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 7, 2002
As violent, profane and exploitative as the most offensive action flick you've ever seen.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 7, 2002
May be more genial than ingenious, but it gets the job done.
| Original Score: C+