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Friends With Money Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2006
The movie lacks warmth and edge. It seems to be more of an idea than a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 6, 2006
In some ways this movie reminded me of an off-broadway play; lots of talking and character development, but very little action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Tidily grounded in Sitcomland
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 14, 2006
I'm officially fed up with Jennifer Aniston's blue period.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2006
Fails to feature protagonists who boast more than a figurative purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
April 13, 2006
Boring rich people have to put up with a pot-smoking friend who insists on being single, a stalker, and a maid.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 21, 2006
Sharply observed and cleverly written, in the end, the film is also a bit superficial, like its characters' lives.
Willie Waffle
April 20, 2006
It takes awhile to get going. A long while. Too long of a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alan Dale
July 30, 2006
[I]t's hard to distinguish [Holofcener's] more tentative approach to narrative [here] from an identity crisis. Maybe that's why McDormand's material has by far the most bite.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 4, 2006
Although the women provide the narrative's social glue, it's never clear how they formed their bonds. Rather than story, Friends With Money is founded on ready-made behavioral metaphors.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
April 8, 2006
I think I liked Aniston's old friends better.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 14, 2006
Holofcener, who also wrote the script, makes little attempt to puncture the insularity of her characters' lives, with either heavy satirical jabbing or flashes of illuminating insight.
| Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2006
Friends with Money is not a finished portrait, just a disposable snapshot of people we're less than invested in.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 21, 2006
The movie meanders a bit, never quite following through on its undeniably nasty take on human relations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 21, 2006
It's so effortless and pleasant to spend time with the characters (and the actresses) in Friends With Money that it seems churlish to notice that the movie adds up to nothing much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 11, 2006
Is this a microcosm of society today, or is it a superficial attempt to gloss and dramatize relational boredom? You decide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 11, 2006
This is all such crap! Unless you like sitting in a dark theater watching people 'kvetch' for no good reason.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 11, 2006
One would assume (Holofcener) knows a thing or two about female friendships, but you wouldn't know it from this drivel.
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Tony Medley
March 15, 2006
A mysandristic chick flick in the worst sense of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jackie K. Cooper
May 7, 2006
Her other 'Friends' were much more entertaining
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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