Even Money Synopsis
Gambling destroys the lives of a number of people.
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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...
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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...
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40

Los Angeles Times

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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...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

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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...
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waste of time

By moviefriend
bad, artificially prolonged, good acting...

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Rated R | For language, violence and brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Mediocre gambling drama is a pretty weak bet.
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