Where the Money Is
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An ailing criminal and his excitement-starved nurse decide to knock over a bank for fun and profit in this comic suspense story. Legendary bank robber Henry Manning (Paul Newman) pushes his luck too far and ends up in prison, where he suffers a massive stroke. He is transferred to a nursing home, in the care of Carol Ann McKay (Linda Fiorentino), a high school prom queen who married her boyfriend Wayne (Dermot Mulroney), the star of her school's football team, and whose glamour days are well behind her. After a few of her personal effects mysteriously disappear, Carol Ann starts to suspect… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie as a whole is wonderfully laid-back and pleasant to be around."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Many actors retain their talents into their 70s and beyond, but not too many could convince us that, at that age, they could rob a town blind -- and swipe the leading lady to boot."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The money of the film's title should refer to Paul Newman, because the actor's presence elevates this routine caper into a pleasantly bankable diversion."
‑ Jon Niccum, Pitch.com
"For all the film's jauntiness (actually, because of it), it merely depresses."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"The film misfires because of its weak script, lack of punch to its comedy, and the plot was too incredible to believe or become absorbed in."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Where the Money Is has a preposterous plot, but it's not about a plot, it's about acting."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Paul Newman's charismatic performance elevates this hodgepodge of a picture, but it is not enough."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Newman and Fiorentino steal cash -- and scenes -- in amiable heist comedy."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"For its first half this plays like a character-driven, antiestablishment caper of the 1960s and '70s. As the story progresses, the characters turn rotten. When the establishment is more appealing than the maverick heroes, something has gone wrong."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Plodding, dull and endless at a short 89 minutes."
‑ Gary Mairs, culturevulture.net
"The test of any caper movie is whether you like the crooks enough to root for them. This one aces the test effortlessly as Newman and Fiorentino project more than enough charm to melt any mere armored car."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Decent movie that pushes the PG-13 envelope."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A sly, smooth, extremely enjoyable caper... full of scenes you want to get lost in."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"USA Films and director Marek Kanievska should be congratulated. They've done what thirty-odd years and countless films couldn't: make Paul Newman uninteresting."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"There's a caper and there are some laughs, but this isn't a larky caper flick."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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