63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Kim Basinger gives one of her strongest performances in Even Money, a kind of "Crash" fueled by gambling instead of racism.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An overstructured, overacted indie drama about gambling, addiction, and the sawdusty romanticism of old-time magicians.
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42

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
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.
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40

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Standard-issue directorial approach is perfectly in keeping with a script whose natural berth is on the tube.
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40

Village Voice

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.
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40

Los Angeles Times

The film's subject is not race but gambling, yet the cynical message is the same: We're all pathetic.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

Overlong and overstuffed with cliches -- the movie doesn't seem to realize how close it comes to comedy.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
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.
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
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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34 out of 100
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