Where the Money Is - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Where the Money Is Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Where the Money Is takes Newman's master thief to new triumphs.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Many actors retain their talents into their 70s and beyond, but not too many could convince us that, at that age, they could rob a town blind -- and swipe the leading lady to boot.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Even Newman can't completely salvage this misfire, which lacks the laughs and thrills necessary for such a risky movie hybrid.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Not remotely in the same league with Newman's last caper film, The Sting. But then, it doesn't need to be.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A forced, implausible flick that loses its energy as it tries to gain momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Craig Marine
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Even with a great cast and a great story idea, the movie fails to build even a hint of suspense.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
It's charismatic, sharp and lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mary Kalin-Casey
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
With its plodding blend of heist humor and geriatric guffaws, this insipid crime caper wastes the talents of screen legend Paul Newman and one-time up-and-comer Linda Fiorentino.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
The movie as a whole is wonderfully laid-back and pleasant to be around.
Sean O'Connell
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
The film solidifies Linda Fiorentino's worth as a leading lady, hopefully rescuing her from the B-movie fare that litters her resume.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
There's real pleasure in discovering Where the Money Is, thanks to a silver fox named Paul Newman.
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 1, 2000
Few actors project intelligence and resolve like Newman, and he makes the seemingly impossible aspects of his character feel not just probable but easily within his reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
New Times
January 1, 2000
It's hard to know whether to blame the movie's failings on Kanievska or on the screenwriters.
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
The film feels much more like a made-for-TV movie than a vehicle for one of Hollywood's formerly bankable stars.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Kanievska paces this 90-minute escapist entertainment as lazily as a three-hour epic.
January 1, 2000
There's a caper and there are some laughs, but this isn't a larky caper flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Paul Newman idles gracefully through Where the Money Is, a caper film hardly worthy of his presence.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
You've seen it all before, but even in repose, lion in winter Newman is an engaging entity.
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Richard T. Jameson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Paul Newman's co-star never really interacts with him -- and their marriage is seriously underwritten, a fatal weakness toward the end.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Even the blue-eyed old pro, one of the last actors of his generation still getting leading roles - and the only one with romantic allure at 75 -- can't charm us into buying the whole package.
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