Gambling destroys the lives of various people (Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon) who are either addicted to it or involved in its promotion.
" Cleverly plotted, suspensefully structured, professionally acted and tightly written. "
" Strong performances save this somewhat melodramatic film from sudsing up, at least until the end. "
" An overstructured, overacted indie drama. "
" Even Money never quite achieves [Crash's] epic badness -- but Kim Basinger's mortifying turn as the struggling writer is hysterical in every sense of the word. "
" Hot on the heels of Lucky You, we have another movie about gambling addiction, and it's even less successful. "
" If you're looking for entertainment, save your 10 bucks for the lottery. "
" Just about everyone falls into a black hole of overwritten, overwrought melodrama in this convoluted disaster. "
" Shouldn't an overwrought drama about the life-shattering effects of gambling addiction make some effort, before delivering its moral, to show why people gamble in the first place? "
" So devoted to sustaining shock and awe that it doesn't bother to offer clues about the causes and treatment of gambling addiction. "
" Tethered to the standard multicharacter drama conventions that can be seen most nights on ABC, Even Money hardly delves beneath the surface of its moralistic overview of the sins and ramifications of gambling addiction. "
" The problem with ensemble films, and this one in particular, is that they often flit instead of float between story arcs. "
" The story is scarcely grounded in the mechanics of real-world expression. "
" Um, gambling's bad, mkay? "
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