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Where the Money Is Reviews

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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The rhythmic cha-cha of conflict - resolution - conflict - resolution gives Where the Money Is the feel of something written with Newman's Own Script-writing software.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
The movie utterly lacks the spark that makes caper movies fun.
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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.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Age has pared Paul Newman's fine features to a sketch; it's also honed his huge movie appeal to such basics that he can pretty much maintain our attention while in a coma.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Catch it on cable sometime, and enjoy.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Sadly, the subtext and context of Money is that everyone's better days are a distant memory.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Where the Money Is has a preposterous plot, but it's not about a plot, it's about acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
An overacted, underwritten con comedy that relies on Newman's cantankerous charm to get over. This asks too much even of Newman.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Unrelentingly dull.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Overall, the story is more old hat than 'cool hand' for Newman. But it has its pleasures.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
If only Fiorentino had a chance to bring more of that lethal quality she brought so memorably to The Last Seduction's villainess, Where the Money Is might have been a different story and a much more enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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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.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The test of any caper movie is whether you like the crooks enough to root for them. This one aces the test effortlessly as Newman and Fiorentino project more than enough charm to melt any mere armored car.
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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
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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.