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One for the Money Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2012
An ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
January 28, 2012
The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 27, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 27, 2012
There is action of a sort -- a car blows up, shots are fired -- and what might pass for witty, sexy banter to someone who once overheard a conversation about an episode of Moonlighting.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
January 27, 2012
Heigl's comic timing is solid, and she knows her limitations well enough, but there's a hollowness at the movie's center, right where Heigl's heart should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 27, 2012
Imagine an Elmore Leonard movie scripted by a bad Nora Ephron imitator, and you'll have an idea of how dead-in-the-Jersey-water it is.
| Original Score: D
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
January 27, 2012
Punitively dull.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 27, 2012
Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Andrew Barker
Variety
January 27, 2012
Tedious and tonally inept.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 27, 2012
Janet Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series deserved better than this woefully executed, stillborn attempt at a franchise.
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
January 27, 2012
Heigl, sporting tousled brunette locks, gives a busy, unconvincing performance.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 27, 2012
One for the Money is tepidly glib throughout. Even violent murders are followed by wisecracks or another prurient opportunity to ogle Heigl's behind and cleavage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 26, 2012
To compare this mess to a sitcom would be an insult to sitcoms.
| Original Score: 1/4