Three women (Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes) conspire to steal a pile of cash that the Federal Reserve Bank has earmarked for destruction.
" It's better than I expected it to be. "
" Leaves one pondering the ways audiences abet amorality tales. "
" Mad Money is small change that somehow manages to add up to a satisfying sum. "
" he stars phone in their expected personas (Keaton testy, Latifah earthy), except for Holmes, who's unconvincing as a gum-chewing trailer babe. "
" 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? "
" If you're going to make a heist picture, then at least have the decency to make the heist itself interesting. "
" It's just a lot more sane and tame than its 'mad' title would have you believe. "
" It's just OK, one of those decent little movies that get released in January. "
" It's not that much fun. "
" Moviegoers will come up empty. "
" Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way. "
" The best thing you can say about Mad Money is that it has a good cast. The worst thing you can say about it is that the cast is extremely ill-used. "
" 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.) "
" This is an odd, disposable movie; it melts away as you leave the theater, leaving nothing but vague dissatisfaction behind. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" When someone takes our money without offering much in return, don't we have every right to get mad? "
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