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  • Summary: Even Money is a ferociously compelling drama that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. (Yari Film Group Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 63
    Kim Basinger gives one of her strongest performances in Even Money, a kind of "Crash" fueled by gambling instead of racism.
  2. 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.
  3. An overstructured, overacted indie drama about gambling, addiction, and the sawdusty romanticism of old-time magicians.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Standard-issue directorial approach is perfectly in keeping with a script whose natural berth is on the tube.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    30
    Overlong and overstuffed with cliches -- the movie doesn't seem to realize how close it comes to comedy.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. JamesM'
    Jan 22, 2008
    10
    Cant believe the low ratings for this film. This was a great movie, right down to the twist at the end. Highly recommended
  2. DavidG
    Jan 23, 2008
    10
    Don't believe the bad reviews. Great movie, Great cast. Gamblers will love it.
  3. LawrenceM'
    Nov 23, 2007
    7
    Can't understand the critics. This was not a bad movie and the acting was believable.
  4. GiladE.
    May 15, 2007
    2
    One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Name an element of filmmaking - dialogue, acting, plot, cinematography, music - and Even Money ruins it. Totally awful. Expand
  5. EricY.
    Sep 8, 2007
    2
    We turned it off. Horrible. It wasn't going anywhere.

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