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A woman who was used to the finer things in life is suddenly thrust back into the work force after her husband gets downsized in writer/director Callie Khouri's (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood) American adaptation of the hit British comedy Hot Money. Faced with the prospect of losing her home as her debt begins to mount, posh housewife Bridget (Diane Keaton) accepts a job on the midnight cleaning crew at a local branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. When the growing temptation of the cash that surrounds her night after night ultimately proves too powerful to resist, Bridget teams… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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.)"
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Speaking of recycling, this script by Glenn Gers reeks of it and not in a healthy, eco-minded way."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"A madcap heist movie with a delectable cast who realise that while money can't buy happiness, it sure as hell can buy everything else."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Provided you can get past its improbable premise, this madcap crime caper's trio of talented leading ladies manage to provide enough moments of mirth to make the rest of this raucous romp worthwhile."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Comedy is difficult, but it seems like Mad Money didn't even try. It's very hard to find the jokes."
‑ Jeff Bayer, Daily Herald (IL)
"It's better than I expected it to be."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Moviegoers will come up empty."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Keaton, Latifah and Holmes have appealing chemistry, although it's not enough to sustain a too-long 104 minute running time."
‑ Mike Goodridge, Screen International
"[T]he gap between [Thelma & Louise] and Mad Money resembles the abyss that Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis drove into in Khouri's earlier hit."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"Keaton and Latifah lend enough intelligence, wit, and charm to their characters that Mad Money often feels like an ovarian Ocean's Eleven."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Let's Not Listen
"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"It's not that much fun."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"If you're thinking that there's not much point in rooting for these ballsy babes all the way because in the end crime doesn't pay, think again, sorta. Because even after they're caught, the fun is really just beginning."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Khouri parece ter deixado no passado qualquer interesse em criar personagens tridimensionais ou minimamente interessantes."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"'Mad Money' really isn't worth yours."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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