Two for the Money
Two for the Money (2005)

D.J. Caruso's Two for the Money stars Matthew McConaughey as Brandon Lang, a former college quarterback whose life plans changed when he suffered a career-ending injury. Brandon turns out to have remarkable skill at picking winning… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its sportsmanlike swagger, Two for the Money's aimless plot isn't worth betting on.

James Berardinelli

Original screenwriting gives way to clichés, and the resolution, while offering closure, seems false -- too much a case of the filmmakers wanting to have their cake and eat it, too.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Pacino is having a blast, and so might the viewer, at least until our scenery muncher finally gobbles all the foliage mid-way through the picture.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Por trás de uma trama aparentemente convencional, esconde-se um inteligente estudo de personagem beneficiado pela estupenda atuação de Pacino (que conta também com o belo desempenho de seu companheiro de elenco, McConaughey).

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It really works as a study of gambling.

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Cole Smithey

Even at his worst Al Pacino can charm the birds from the trees, but in "Two For The Money" pigeons are the only species visiting.

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Matthew Turner

The initial set-up is interesting enough but the film rapidly loses its way in the middle and ends up a horribly confused mess, with sub-plots and entire characters simply disappearing into thin air.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

The movie has a lot of built-in flash and is thus mildly entertaining, though the running time grinds it down.

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

While there are parts of Two for the Money worth watching, it's ultimately not one worth putting your money on.

Scott Weinberg

Pacino's performance is only a few degrees shy of full-bore scenery-chewing, but the veteran actor stomps through this movie like a small Italian Godzilla.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
To be honest, it's not *that* bad considering it's a movie about sports betting. I didn't expect to sit through all of it as it was, but I got… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>Walter Abrams: "Stats are not enough, you need a voice! These are gamblers ready to risk what they can't afford for what they can't… More
Daniel Perry
The thing about a business that makes and sells picks to sports bettors is that, technically, it's not gambling... except for the fact that it is. What was… More
Al S
Al Pacino gives a powerhouse performance, he shows us once again why he's the best actor of his generation and never fails to deliver. Matthew McCounahgy… More
KJ Proulx
This movie sucks like a vacuum!
Lenny Muggsy
Can't take McConaughey seriously but always will give Pacino a chance.

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