Two for the Money Reviews

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April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
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.
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 11, 2005
It really works as a study of gambling.
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
October 7, 2005
The movie has a lot of built-in flash and is thus mildly entertaining, though the running time grinds it down.
October 7, 2005
Pacino is having a blast, and so might the viewer, at least until our scenery muncher finally gobbles all the foliage mid-way through the picture.
October 7, 2005
If Two for the Money maintained the same backbone as its alluring stars, it could have done much more than just break even.
October 7, 2005
Big, loud, glossy and entertaining.
October 7, 2005
The movie makes a bet that the filmmakers can't cover.
October 7, 2005
The plot is predictable and Pacino is cast in a role he can play on autopilot.
October 7, 2005
Why make a movie about the sports-betting industry -- a potentially rich subject for a film -- and spend so little time showing us what goes on behind the scenes?
October 7, 2005
If you're looking for a movie for a boys' night out, it's a winner.
October 7, 2005
Its rhythms belong to a sports film: game, game, hurdles, big game, biggest. And that, at least, you can bet on.
October 7, 2005
Falls somewhere on that aesthetic scale between mediocre and flat-out bad.
October 7, 2005
I'm not a gambling man, but I bet I haven't fidgeted this much in a theater all year.
October 7, 2005
You can see why Pacino takes such roles: They're so Al, so tragic, so lowdown, so easy for him. He invented guys like this. But he must have other inventions left in him.
October 7, 2005
Two for the Money seldom feels as if director D.J. Caruso has taken us deeply into the gambling world or given us an entirely realistic look at the people who live there.
October 7, 2005
The film rides on the believable chemistry of its trio. If it doesn't go all the way, it certainly sprints toward a climax that feels like a gripping 2-minute drill.
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