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One for the Money


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

January 27, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Julie Anne Robinson

Starring :

Katherine Heigl, John Leguizamo, Daniel Sunjata, Sherri Shepherd, Jason O'Mara, Patrick Fischler, Leonardo Nam, Jack Erdie, Nate Mooney

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Don't waste your weekend watch this movie.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..wasn't worth it..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..the tangled plot threads-involving scary, dead, and sassy black and brown people unfold with the same degree of miserable..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..the best things in "One for the Money" all have an out-of-left-field quality the rest of the movie lacks..”
by Mark Feeney [Boston Globe]
“..tedious and tonally inept..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]
“..so weary and uninspired that it feels more like an exhausted end than an energetic beginning..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..so godawful there'll never be another Plum movie to rectify this mess..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 5

“..it may just mean that the story isn’t as intense or powerful in the middle as it is in the beginning and the end..”
by Nathalie Atkinson [The Vancouver Sun]
1 of 4

“..it dull, corny and amateurish instead..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
1 of 4

“..given the dreary quality of this first effort, a sequel seems a long shot..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
1 of 4

“..bad screenplay structure, unsnappy "snappy" dialogue, bland characters blandly played, flat, tedious direction..”
by Roger Moore [Dallas Morning News]
“..an ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe..”
by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times]
“..although the film's official running time is listed as 106 minutes, it actually seemed closer to 90..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]

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