'Mad Money' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   3 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   108 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Mad Money, a sisters-in-greed heist comedy that's like Fun With Dick and Jane crossed with Set It Off, may be a formula flick, but as directed by Callie Khouri, it gives you a good, infectious dose of its heroines' money fe
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    This movie is awkwardly structured.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    50
    Moviegoers will come up empty.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    It's not that much fun.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    This movie scared me. What is it saying about us? This is basically a bunch of rich people celebrating pathological greed. There's nothing satirical about the film.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Robert Wilonsky Village Voice (Top Critic)
    While it's all so breezy and zippy and girl-power peppy, it's Keaton who makes Mad Money worth a few bucks.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    38
    When someone takes our money without offering much in return, don't we have every right to get mad?
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    There's an old saying: 'I wrote you a long letter because I didn't have time to write a short one.' In the case of Mad Money, I'll write a short review because the movie won't sustain a long one. (It barely sustains itself.)
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    63
    Leaves one pondering the ways audiences abet amorality tales.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    38
    There is little suspense, no true danger; their plan is simple, the complications are few, and they don't get excited much beyond some high-fives and hugs and giggles.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    38
    Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    he stars phone in their expected personas (Keaton testy, Latifah earthy), except for Holmes, who's unconvincing as a gum-chewing trailer babe.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    50
    A likable and completely dispensable heist film.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    63
    Mad Money is a heist comedy that doesn't rip off the audience.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    25
    This leap might be a bit easier to take if the robbers involved weren't all straight from the female stereotype handbook. And if any of their male companions were given an ounce of credibility.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    60
    It's all in service to a workaday script that leads to a cop-out of an ending that makes the whole thing seem even more generic than it should.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Observer (Top Critic)
    A mild comedy that penetrates its see-through cellophane wrap with a few good laughs and many performances that are even better.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Justin Chang Variety (Top Critic)
    This strained heist comedy about three cash-strapped femmes is watchable enough for a few reels, but lacks the requisite wit and amoral energy to capitalize on its get-rich-quick premise.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    25
    Holmes, with Alice Cooper hair and crazy Jim Carrey eyes, looks terrible and acts worse, unless this movie is unintentionally a lobotomy documentary. Whatever could have happened to her in the last couple of years to zap the talent out of her like this?
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    It's just a lot more sane and tame than its 'mad' title would have you believe.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    Mad Money is small change that somehow manages to add up to a satisfying sum.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    The pocketing of tired bills headed for the shredder, the producing of tired movies headed for the theatre -- it's all just recycling.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com (Top Critic)
    This movie is designed to be fun, and its intentions are signaled to us over and over again, as when the women jump around on a bed, giggling and flinging old, dirty money around in a wanton display of pure idiocy.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    50
    Mad Money is a comedy caper where the caper's not interesting and the comedy's not funny. Take away those elements and all that's left is a tepid female buddy movie and, like its male counterparts, we've had enough of those to choke a critic.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    [An] improbable and generally unfunny comedy.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
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