All About the Benjamins
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Rap star and actor Ice Cube produces, co-writes, and stars in this comic crime thriller that reunites him with his Next Friday (1999) co-star Mike Epps in the 48 Hrs. (1982) mold. Cube plays Bucum Jackson, a Miami bounty hunter for Martinez Bail Bonds who's tired of his dangerous, unprofitable profession and wants to start his own private investigation firm. Lacking stake money, Bucum is forced to hunt down a small-time grafter named Reggie Wright (Epps), a fast-talking confidence man who's crossed his path before. Except that this time, Wright tries to avoid his pursuer by hiding in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

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"Directed by Kevin Bray, whose crisp framing, edgy camera work, and wholesale ineptitude with acting, tone and pace very obviously mark him as a video helmer making his feature debut."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"In this refreshingly shameless celebration of money and expensive stuff, director Kevin Bray grabs every retro action-film cliché."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Violent film for Ice Cube. He can do better."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"I could go on and on about how funny this film is, because it is truly great comedy."
‑ Marcus D. Russell, Film Threat
"It's often a sloppy and muddled tale - but there are much worse ways to spend a random 90 minutes."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"The home-run performances of Cube and Epps are handicapped by inept and illogical action sequences."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"Mugging, not robbery, is the name of the game."
‑ Nick Rutigliano, Village Voice
"They failed to get a consistently funny script or a director capable of effectively staging an action scene."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"It plays like a by-the-numbers action flick that happens to have a few funny lines in it. It is barely watchable."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Unremittingly over-the-top and brutal, All About the Benjamins is as cunning as it is crude."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Goes a long way on hedonistic gusto."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Something puddles to nothing in this relentless Miami sun."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"This one is a waste of your Washingtons."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hit and miss as far as the comedy goes and a big ole' miss in the way of story."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"the heroes become more loathsome as the story progresses."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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