Even Money
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Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger, Jay Mohr, Danny DeVito, Nick Cannon, and Carla Gugino star in director Mark Rydell's ensemble addiction drama detailing the manner in which gambling and drugs affect a variety of people's lives during the weeks leading up to a championship college basketball game. Carolyn (Basinger) is a struggling novelist whose addiction to the slots drives her to deceive her husband Tom (Liotta). Though Carloyn claims to be working on her latest manuscript at a nearby coffee shop, the reality of her situation is decidedly more desperate. Meanwhile, local maintenance… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Um, gambling's bad, mkay?"
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Strong performances save this somewhat melodramatic film from sudsing up, at least until the end."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Ambitious as it is, Even Money truly succeeds as a gripping story about our urge to want more; more love, or more money, or just more life"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"The film is definitely worth a look."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The kind of strong, intelligent adult drama that was an endangered species in Hollywood until 'Crash'. Overall, it's a winning bet at the movies."
‑ Pete Hammond, Maxim
"Just about everyone falls into a black hole of overwritten, overwrought melodrama in this convoluted disaster."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"If you're looking for entertainment, save your 10 bucks for the lottery."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Mediocre gambling drama is a pretty weak bet."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"most watchers will likely be too depressed to muster much sympathy for Even Money's downtrodden losers."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"To co-opt gambling addiction, which has roots far more complex than 'what we're willing to put on the line,' into the service of such facile moralizing seems tasteless."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"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."
‑ Joshua Land, Time Out New York
"The story is scarcely grounded in the mechanics of real-world expression."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Los Angeles Times
"Tannen's script dances with ridiculous one too many times."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"Producer Bob Yari returns to the Crash well with Even Money and comes up with a turgid PSA about the dangers of gambling."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Basinger screws up her face in angsty constipation, playing the slots... Like. She. Really. Means. It."
‑ Brent Simon, FilmStew.com
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