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Two for the Money Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
Even at his worst Al Pacino can charm the birds from the trees, but in "Two For The Money" pigeons are the only species visiting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
While there are parts of Two for the Money worth watching, it's ultimately not one worth putting your money on.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 13, 2006
Por trás de uma trama aparentemente convencional, esconde-se um inteligente estudo de personagem beneficiado pela estupenda atuação de Pacino (que conta também com o belo desempenho de seu companheiro de elenco, McConaughey).
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 9, 2006
The initial set-up is interesting enough but the film rapidly loses its way in the middle and ends up a horribly confused mess, with sub-plots and entire characters simply disappearing into thin air.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
January 13, 2006
Pacino's performance is only a few degrees shy of full-bore scenery-chewing, but the veteran actor stomps through this movie like a small Italian Godzilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
Pacino rants and McConaughey flashes his pearlies in this craptacular mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 9, 2005
...claims to be 'inspired' by a true story, which is probably the case, but any genuine drama has been diluted in favor of lazy predictability and a silly feel-good ending.
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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 22, 2005
Heavy on style and atmosphere and light on virtually everything else.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 17, 2005
Call it My Fair Lady with a gender switch, a betting line and an over/under.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 16, 2005
Because I couldn't understand how the betting advisory business depicted in 'Two for the Money" operates, the movie didn't always work for me.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 15, 2005
It still seems like there should be more tension in Two for the Money than simply watching grown men bite their lips as they watch pro games on TV monitors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 15, 2005
Two For The Money is as insincere as the phony football played in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 14, 2005
Maybe Al Pacino is losing his satanic touch.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 13, 2005
Who could have figured such a long-shot pairing would parlay into such a tasty payoff?
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 13, 2005
The film is an exercise in indecision -- what happens when a writer develops an idea, but not a story.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
October 13, 2005
What do blackjack tables and Al Pacino movies have in common? They each encourage you to gamble with your money.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
October 13, 2005
I don't know what this film should have been called, but I think that the title "Two for the Money" is misleading.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 12, 2005
Apart from the three lead performances, the movie is bad in the train-wreck sense. And that's also what makes it fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
October 12, 2005
Why did this dull, banal, boring movie get made? Rene Russo's husband wrote the script and Morgan Creek must have called in favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 12, 2005
Original screenwriting gives way to clichés, and the resolution, while offering closure, seems false -- too much a case of the filmmakers wanting to have their cake and eat it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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