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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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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It really works as a study of gambling.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

If Two for the Money maintained the same backbone as its alluring stars, it could have done much more than just break even.

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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.

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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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Big, loud, glossy and entertaining.

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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).

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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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