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Two for the Money

Old 10-07-05, 08:19 AM
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Two for the Money

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Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert
In D.J. Caruso's Two for the Money, you can see Al Pacino doing something he's done a lot lately: Having a terrific time being an actor.

New York Daily News Jack Mathews
Too long by about 20 minutes, and takes itself too seriously near the end. But if you're looking for a movie for a boys' night out, it's a winner.

Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman
Sports betting is a great subject for a movie, but Two for the Money is short on the number-crunching nitty-gritty.

The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt
A muddled melodrama about the shady and questionable though not quite illegal world of "sports advisers."

Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano
Pure, unself-conscious macho camp, but it's not like Pacino and McConaughey don't know it. They're pitching tents and romping around in the grass like Jerry Maguire on steroids.


I caught a screening of this last night and I can understand the mixed reviews this is getting. I appreciated it for its character-driven story - a story that did not have to be told that way - but the rest is standard fare.

**1/2 / ****
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Going to see it tonight with a few friends. We will all be wearing blazers.
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Mediocre film, but well performed, even by Pacino.

It's great to see Rene Russo back in action!

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