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  • Summary: Two For the Money is a drama of high stakes set in the adrenalized world of wheeler-dealers whose fortunes are won and lost betting on sports. Matthew McConaughey stars as Brandon Lang, a former college football star whose uncanny ability to predict the outcome of a makes him a prime candidate for recruitment by Walter Abrams (Pacino), the head of one of the biggest sports consulting operations in the country. (Universal) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. 88
    In D.J. Caruso's Two for the Money, you can see Al Pacino doing something he's done a lot lately: Having a terrific time being an actor.
  2. 70
    For all its swaggering bravado, Pacino's turn in Two For The Money is the reverse image of his "Devil's Advocate" character: Instead of the omniscient, all-powerful operator he presents himself as, he's a gambler grasping at a lifestyle that's always just beyond his means.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    63
    A sloppy and ridiculous movie that Pacino makes oddly entertaining.
  4. It never quite adds up to anything. It's engaging enough while it's going on, but has little visceral impact or resonance.
  5. 50
    It's as if a version of Oliver Stone's movie has been frozen in some fraternity house beer cooler since 1987 and thawed for the age of plasma screen TVs.
  6. A confusion of tones, intentions and allusions, Two for the Money lurches from upbeat to downbeat without ever settling into a coherent groove.
  7. 25
    Two for the Money, which was written by Dan Gilroy (Freejack, Chasers), is so badly constructed and illogical that its inanities manage to drown the actor (Pacino) out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 12 out of 18

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