One for the Money


One for the Money

Critics Consensus

Dull and unfunny, One For the Money wastes Katherine Heigl's talents on a stunningly generic comic thriller.



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A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum's got plenty of attitude, even if she's been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding a recovery agent. True, she doesn't even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn't stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny's biggest bail-jumper: former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli - yup, the same sexy, irresistible Joe Morelli who seduced and dumped her back in high school. -- (C) Lionsgate

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Katherine Heigl
as Stephanie Plum
Jason O'Mara
as Joseph Morelli
John Leguizamo
as Jimmy Alpha
Debbie Reynolds
as Grandma Mazur
Debra Monk
as Mrs. Plum
Nate Mooney
as Eddie Gazarra
Adam Paul
as Bernie Kuntz
Fisher Stevens
as Morty Beyers
Ana Reeder
as Connie
Patrick Fischler
as Vinnie Plum
Leonardo Nam
as John Cho
Annie Parisse
as Mary Lou
Gavin-Keith Umeh
as Benito Ramirez
Harry O'Toole
as William Earling
John Joseph Williams
as Mooch Morelli
Jennifer Vos
as Waitress
Angela Pietropinto
as Mama Morelli
Jack Erdie
as Flat Nose Louis
Tommy Lafitte
as Locksmith
David L. Early
as Carmen's Neighbor
Robert Oppel
as Shaw Street Thug
Bo Graham
as Old Man on Street
Olga Merediz
as Rosa Gomez
Michael Laurence
as Lonnie Dodd
Jared Burke
as Struggling FTA
Lisa Ann Goldsmith
as Police Woman
Jarrod DiGiorgi
as Ziggy Kuleska
Alexis Ferrante
as Jersey Girl #1
Alana Hixson
as Jersey Girl #2
Kathleen Murray
as Noisy Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for One for the Money

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (52)

  • The film miscasts Heigl and doesn't do much good for Debbie Reynolds as Grandma, either.

    Feb 24, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • As bland and flavourless as movies come. Please God, no Two For The Show!

    Feb 23, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • An ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe.

    Jan 30, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor.

    Jan 28, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There have been notable exceptions, but Heigl tends to imbue her characters with an off-putting mix of insecurity and abrasiveness. This film is a prime example.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • I guess I can't call the movie sexist as it was largely produced, directed and written by women. So I'll settle for calling it dull, corny and amateurish instead.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for One for the Money

  • Jun 13, 2015
    An utterly pathetic attempt at making something remotely funny. One for the money is a disastrous fiasco about a broke woman's quest to find a missing person for $50,000, which is something no one cared and should be ignored forever.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2014
    I wasn't expecting much from this film, and I was right. The film kind of reminded me of movies like "The Bounty Hunter," "Catch Me If You Can," "Domino," and "Midnight Run." Those films were better than this one. This one needed a rewrite. They have a good idea for a film, but didn't execute it correctly. The tone of the film is off. Another big problem is that some cast members seem like they were miscast. Katherine Heigl is definitely miscast here. She has no on screen chemistry with Jason O'Mara. I think Reese Witherspoon would have done a better job in that role. I also think O'Mara was miscast. I think Bradley Cooper would have done a better job in that role. On a positive, there is some great supporting work here from Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Debbie Reynolds, and Fisher Stevens.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2012
    It's no classic, but it's certainly not the cluster-bomb critics have been making it out to be. Harmless fun.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2012
    One for the Money is a mediocre romantic comedy that relies too much on the same tired old tropes. The story follows Stephanie Plum, who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and tries her hand at being a bail bondsman in order to get back on her feet. Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, and John Leguizamo lead the cast, but their performances are pretty stereotypical. Everything is rather formulaic and predictable for the most part, making for a fairly dull and run-of-the-mill film. There are some entertaining bits here and there, but One for the Money plays it safe and sticks with the typical rom-com shtick.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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