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      Two for the Money

      R Released Sep 23, 2005 2h 2m Drama List
      22% Tomatometer 110 Reviews 48% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings A former college athlete (Matthew McConaughey) joins forces with a sports consultant (Al Pacino) to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 13 Buy Now

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      Despite its sportsmanlike swagger, Two for the Money's aimless plot isn't worth betting on.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle It still seems like there should be more tension in Two for the Money than simply watching grown men bite their lips as they watch pro games on TV monitors. Rated: 2/5 Oct 15, 2005 Full Review Micheal Compton Bowling Green Daily News Two for the Money runs hot and cold. While I did appreciate some elements of the film, it couldn't overcome a dreadful final act that sinks an otherwise amiable film. Rated: C Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com 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. Rated: C Apr 19, 2009 Full Review 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. Rated: 2/4 Nov 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Daniel H Mean spirited and immoral movie about targeting gambling addicts for money. All about the "stakes" but for this movie there are none on offer. You will not give a damn after the first 30 mins. You couldn't care less. Unwatchable. Proudly; I did not finish it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Leaburn O First half of the film is ok but the plot gets bogged down and hits a meandering wall. Has nowhere interesting to go and you're left watching people watching matches and a cliched ending. Not the best work from any of the actors. Maybe Russo is best but the bar is extraordinarily low. Bought as part of two DVD Pacino box set but was really after the other film for the collection. So I literally got two for the money I suppose. Wish I hadn't . It's really poor. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/11/23 Full Review Jack A Just absolutely masterly crafted. No less than perfect. Best movie of the century. Mathew McConaughey's best movie. The intensity made me tingle. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It is so hard to watch such a cast fall into the trap of such a crap movie. Absolutely predictable and unimaginative.The rise and fall of a sports bettor, the unbelievable and moronic love interests, the prototypical mentor/mentee - father/son dynamic built from childhood trauma, and on and on with the overused cliches. Not an original thought went into the making of this movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review jack s Pacino, as Walter Abrams, has some good scenes here: I enjoyed his first encounters with Brandon Lang (McConaughey), and most particularly his speech at the Gambler's Anonymous meeting. But the fun only lasts for as long as Brandon's winning streak. A little more such similar style and humor would have helped along the way, because the film's balance is both overlong and disappointing. Things become rather depressing about the time McConaughey's Brandon starts losing big—which occurs about the same time he runs out of excuses to work out and take his shirt off for the camera! Separately, Piven and Assante play typical roles, but Russo is good here, although underused. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is not for everyone. If you have lived the gambling life and found yourself chasing and in over your head, you would understand the movie is spot on. And a lot of us have. It captures that gamblers feeling, essence and desperation. For me the movie was a rush. I'm like I lived that life that's how I felt. My favorite line "your a lemon Leon, like a bad car there's something inherently defective in you". Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A former college athlete (Matthew McConaughey) joins forces with a sports consultant (Al Pacino) to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
      Director
      D.J. Caruso
      Screenwriter
      Dan Gilroy
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Morgan Creek Productions, Cosmic Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|A Violent Act|Scene of Sexuality)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 23, 2005, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 2, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $22.9M
      Runtime
      2h 2m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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