Two for the Money Reviews

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October 13, 2005
What do blackjack tables and Al Pacino movies have in common? They each encourage you to gamble with your money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 12, 2005
Pacino's irritating hyperbolic delivery is just one of the problems in "Two for the Money," the biggest being the convoluted and unconvincing script.
October 11, 2005
The hour spent on Brandon's downfall comes off as an unrevealing procedure.
October 11, 2005
Ends up as a push.
October 11, 2005
It really works as a study of gambling.
October 11, 2005
A hatefully cynical and unsympathetic look at gambling addiction.
October 11, 2005
Two For The Money has its rollicking moments and snappy lines but even Pacino can't elevate them into more than a fleetingly juicy treat.
October 10, 2005
A morality play about the pervasiveness of sports gambling in America.
October 10, 2005
...[a] stylish yet anemic gambling drama. In short, Money is about as bankable as a defective slot machine in search for its own payoff.
October 10, 2005
Pacino's too hyper, Russo's too thin, but McConaughey is smooth as silk.
October 9, 2005
In the end, I found that I simply didn't care.
October 8, 2005
This is a fun film
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October 7, 2005
Critics are likely to interpret Pacino's work as intentional self-parody, because he's smart enough to know that he's played this kind of unhinged father figure too many times
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