...the soundtrack's burbling organ serves as an incessant reminder not to take anything seriously.
—Sam Adams Onion AV Club
Making even more appearances than the rodent is the Big Gulp; the lady bounty hunter is constantly consuming junk - though at least when Heigl is snacking, she isn't talking.
—Melissa Anderson Village Voice
Most depressing is the spectacle of Debbie Reynolds in the de rigueur Betty White role - Hollywood having relegated seniors to the category of adorably "outrageous" while it caricatures single women as desperate updates on romance-novel heroines.
—Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times
...an attempt to inaugurate a new movie franchise, something that might appeal to women and mystery fans. This is a perfectly sound ambition, but the movie, directed by Julie Anne Robinson from a script by Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray and Liz Brixius, is so weary and uninspired that it feels more like an exhausted end than an energetic beginning.
—A. O. Scott New York Times
...mostly resembles a failed television pilot.
—Frank Sheck Hollywood Reporter
It will have you groaning between yawns.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...tedious and totally inept...
—Andrew Barker Variety
...like The Bounty Hunter by Andy Tennant, if you dipped it in self-tanner and strapped some Four Loko on it.
—R. Kurt Oseland Slant Magazine
Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false, from Heigl's absurd Snooki accent to Plum's romance with Joe Morelli, an Italian cop, played by ? faith and begorrah ? Jason O'Mara. To dismiss Julie Anne Robinson's direction as clueless would be a kindness.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone