For the Love of Money (2012)



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Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of a Jewish immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream. The story begins in Tel Aviv in 1973, where young Izek is raised in a seedy, gangster filled illegal casino that operates behind his family's bar. When violence and crime finds its way to him and his family, Izek (played by Yuda Levi) and his family relocate to Los Angeles. Hoping to start anew, he pursues his ambitions. Success seems to find him at every turn and after falling in love with the beautiful Aline (Delphine Chanéac), Lady luck seems to be on his side. However, it isn't long before the world of crime that Izek tried to escape so long ago continues to doggedly follow his every step. -- (C) Official Site
R (for violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity)
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James Caan
as Micky
Steven Bauer
as Hector
Paul Sorvino
as Red Parker
Oded Fehr
as Levi
Jeffrey Tambor
as Mr. Solomon
Jonathan Lipnicki
as Young Yoni
Inbar Lavi
as Talia
Robb Skyler
as Frishka
Luis Aldana
as Carlos
Max Daniels
as Beat Cop
Gene Lebell
as Old Man
Alex Luria
as Cain
J.C. MacKenzie
as Mr. Phillips
Ronnie Marmo
as Bellman
Michael Raynor
as Detective Martz
Omid Zader
as Manuel
Sammy Sheik
as Kaleb
Jonathan Shomof
as Poker Player
Jessica Shomof
as Jessica
Noel G.
as Ramon
Yuda Levi
as Isaac
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Critic Reviews for For the Love of Money

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

An attempted Scorsese-esque crime epic that too often feels like an underdeveloped outline.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
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Although it's doubtful that film fans walk around lamenting the dearth of Israeli characters in gangster movies, For the Love of Money nonetheless attempts to fill the gap.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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It decelerates into an unremarkable good-guys-vs.-bad-guys tale that ends in a glaringly tension-free showdown.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This dollar-store version of a Scorsese crime saga, "For the Love of Money" is consistently as trite as its title.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
New York Post
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A film that can't quite capitalize on the big names it has in relatively small roles.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 21, 2013

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