Even Money


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
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  1. 63
    Kim Basinger gives one of her strongest performances in Even Money, a kind of "Crash" fueled by gambling instead of racism.
  2. An overstructured, overacted indie drama about gambling, addiction, and the sawdusty romanticism of old-time magicians.
  3. As the gambler who needs his basketball phenom brother to shave points, Whitaker has some expressive scenes, and Roth knows how to make malice gleam. But almost nothing else in this movie does.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Standard-issue directorial approach is perfectly in keeping with a script whose natural berth is on the tube.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    The problem with ensemble films, and this one in particular, is that they often flit instead of float between story arcs. With deep lags in momentum, it is this lack of cohesion that nearly cancels out what can be great about ensemble films: the performances.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    The film's subject is not race but gambling, yet the cynical message is the same: We're all pathetic.
  7. Nothing in the movie rings true, least of all its depiction of gambling, both in casinos and in the bookie world that ultimately drives the story.
  8. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Overlong and overstuffed with cliches -- the movie doesn't seem to realize how close it comes to comedy.
  9. A scare movie about gambling addiction, is as grim and lurid as any in the recent spate of films about the evils of crystal meth.
  10. 25
    A high-profile cast can't save this multi-narrative drama about gambling addiction from its wildly uneven tone, which veers from high melodrama to hard-boiled pastiche so overwrought that it's unintentionally funny.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. DavidG
    Jan 23, 2008
    Don't believe the bad reviews. Great movie, Great cast. Gamblers will love it.
  2. JamesM'
    Jan 22, 2008
    Cant believe the low ratings for this film. This was a great movie, right down to the twist at the end. Highly recommended
  3. LawrenceM'
    Nov 23, 2007
    Can't understand the critics. This was not a bad movie and the acting was believable.