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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A caper comedy with some definite problems. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Moviegoers will come up empty with Mad Money. This lifeless comedy and uninventive caper feels as if it were cobbled together at a studio's obligatory consciousness-raising diversity seminar. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    If the movie gets by, as it surely will during the current entertainment drought, most of the credit should go to a couple of performers (Latifah/Keaton) who come from different traditions, yet share a gift for breathing life into moribund material. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A likable and completely dispensable heist film starring two of the deftest comedians working (Keaton and Latifah), the film from Callie Khouri is itself an American retread of the British caper telefilm "Hot Money." show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Why would so many accomplished women waste their time and talents on a movie as counterfeit as Mad Money? show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Improbable and generally unfunny comedy. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is the feistiest Hollywood movie about American women and their thankless jobs since "9 to 5." show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    If you're going to make a heist picture, then at least have the decency to make the heist itself interesting. Otherwise, do like Tarantino did in "Reservoir Dogs" and just skip it altogether. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Once the star of some of the finest movies of the '70s and '80s, Keaton has begun making just this kind of chick-flick comedy with increasing regularity at least since 1996's "The First Wives Club," and it's gotten so she's not even trying to get into character anymore. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Mad Money is a comedy caper where the caper's not interesting and the comedy's not funny. show more

  • July 31, 2008 hunterisgreat10
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    it was pretty good

  • May 22, 2008 Sweet Thang
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    I don't know what ya'll were watching, but I had a great time seeing this movie. My friends and I laughed out loud through most of it. It was not totally predictable, the ending was clever and funny. Perhaps with the economy in this country suffering due in large part to our current administration's policies of Tax credits for the wealthy, while the middle class (soon to be paupers) are really struggling, allowing jobs to be shipped overseas, Big Oil gauging the American public, home foreclosures, funding this stupid war, I found a bit of relief in getting one over on the Federal Reserve. Go see this movie! All 3 gals were wonderful and Ted Danson was delightful.

  • May 22, 2008 iammslbs1
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    i thought that this movie was so so funny. the ladies and the queen were terrific. and ted danson was tremendous. if you are not doing any thing this weekend see it, even if you do not see it at matinee prices you will still feel that you got your money's worth!

  • May 22, 2008 ajchum
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    SAVE YOUR MONEY AND STAY HOME. BETTER YET PICK A BETTER FLICK......WISH I DID!

  • May 22, 2008 mybunnyjuno
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    movie was terrible.....katie stay home, you can't act!

  • May 22, 2008 ozzie29
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    20 minutes into this movie, I was very tempted to slip out and go see 27 Dresses! It's very lame. Diane Keaton was the worst possible choice. Ted Danson's acting was even worse than in "3 Men and a Baby" (if that's possible). They're planning this big federal bank heist in restaurants and public restrooms, careless about who's listening or who's in a stall. Lame premise, lame acting, lame everything. Go see The Bucket List. I highly recommend that one!

  • May 22, 2008 g and l ind
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    Really enjoyed the movie...no sex scenes, only one swear word(I use it myself, when things go wrong)A group of 12 Retirement Home residents were there with walkers and wheelchairs and left laughing and talking about how much they enjoyed the movieThe ladies all played their roles well and Ted Danson was perfect as Diane's" husband

  • May 22, 2008 whimmzee
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    I love Diane Keaton but I didn't love this movie. It was not worth it; I wouldn't rent it; I would give it 2 stars.It was ridiculously boring and slow.

  • May 22, 2008 fourcats08
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    I think it is time for the critics to go on vacation.... I went to see Mad Money with four of my friends ages 25 ro 70 and all of us liked this movie. Dianne Keaton and Ted Danza were wonderful..The Queen we always enjoy and Katie surprised all of us by her comedy. True she acts alittle over the top but her character was suppose to be alittle flaky. Any way we all enjoyed it....do NOT believe the critics on this one although the older audience will probably laugh harder.

  • May 22, 2008 tactug
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    I thought this was really fun and relaxing. It definitely was not too complicated and good for what it is. I liked watching the actors in new settings...

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