All About the Benjamins
All About the Benjamins (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 20, 2002
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78%



Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sloppy, poorly directed action-comedy, All About the Benjamins is too derivative and gratuitously violent.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In this refreshingly shameless celebration of money and expensive stuff, director Kevin Bray grabs every retro action-film cliché.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Violent film for Ice Cube. He can do better.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

The home-run performances of Cube and Epps are handicapped by inept and illogical action sequences.

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Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice

Mugging, not robbery, is the name of the game.

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Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

They failed to get a consistently funny script or a director capable of effectively staging an action scene.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Goes a long way on hedonistic gusto.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Something puddles to nothing in this relentless Miami sun.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This one is a waste of your Washingtons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nani Vang
Meh.
Sean Gillespie
Mike Epps, the worst stand up I've ever seen.
Aaron Neuwirth
Bucum: Shoot out the back tire! Reggie: Who do you think I am, Mel Gibson? A stupid funny buddy-action-comedy that works because of how well Cube and Mike Epps… More
Steven Vincent Gee
This was an interesting movie. I like Ice Cubes character but I think Mike Epps may have stolen the show because his character was the funniest throughout the… More
Khris N
Enjoyable black comedy. But Bad Boys is the definitive. Some good moments - especially the scenes with the stun gun and Eva Mendes is prety wacky - but a good… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Incredibly funny...these two ought to make more movies in the future. Mike Epps is a rare find. Ice Cube is a genius in the making. Undeniably a classic.

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