One for the Money Synopsis
A bounty hunter goes after her former high-school flame.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The biggest problem One for the Money faces is trying to have it both ways: gritty-ethnic inner city vs. girly-girly comic.
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As played by Heigl, Stephanie is mind-blowingly charmless.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Starring a painfully awkward Katherine Heigl, One for the Money mostly resembles a failed television pilot.
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Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
One for the Money is like The Bounty Hunter by Andy Tennant, if you dipped it in self-tanner and strapped some Four Loko on it.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
I guess I can't call the movie sexist as it was largely produced, directed and written by women. So I'll settle for calling it dull, corny...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It will have you groaning between yawns.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Listlessly directed by Julie Anne Robinson (Miley Cyrus's The Last Song) from a script written by a trio of writers (Stacy Sherman, Karen...
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Flirty bickering is rampant but, courtesy of Heigl's inert performance, there's no heat or humor to the proceedings, just an avalanche of...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
She's (Heigl) disastrously miscast as a character beloved by fans of novelist Janet Evanovich.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false, from Heigl's absurd Snooki accent to Plum's romance with Joe Morelli, an Italian...
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worth a look!

By themacway
fans of the book series will appreciate this much more than a casual movie goer. they probably should've pulled a george lucas and used a later book for the starting point of this 'possible' movie...

Read the book, Skip the Movie!

By bleudog
I wanted to like this movie! I have been waiting for months for it to come out. I usually don't write reviews, but as a huge fan of the series I was horribly disappointed. This film didn't even...


By pattybateman
Very well done. It was hard to capture all of the details of the complicated characters of the books, but they did a good job. The parts were all well played. Our audience laughed all the way...

Big screen, big hit

By simplykris
Had high hopes for this movie because I love JEvo's books. Not sure some of the actors where the right match for the character. Needed more Grandma Mazur action, Morelli a bit more "beefcakey", and...

One for the Money

By LizTamiso
I have so enjoyed all the Stephanie Plum books, and was really hoping that the casting could carry this story....somehow it just missed, with the exception of Lula. Katherine Heigel is just a little...

Cute, similar to the books, but thin in a few places.

By OC Laurie
My friend and I bought cheap tickets on Groupon and dragged our husbands & young sons to see it. We're Plum fans. They're "Stephanie Who?" The book is full of laugh out loud funny characters....

One for the Money

By EmmaLeah05
Good flick to go see for men and women. Entertaining to both. Not too short, not too long. Wouldn't hurt to wait for it to come out on DVD but still worth the movie ticket $ for a nice date night....


By montegirl0326
I could watch Stephanie, Joe, and Ranger all day long. I loved how they put the story together and captured all the characteristics of these characters! My husband even liked it!...

Better than I expected

By idoc88
It is always risky going to a movie based on a popular book. I already have a clear view of the characters in my mind, and the story is already set. Having said that, I did enjoy this movie. I...

One for the Money, show for two

By cecilia_regal
Date movie, This is a fun, Romantic comedy infused with action, and violence. Just the right combination to keep guys in the seat next to you. It's funny and serious. worth seeing....

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Rated PG-13 | For Violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lackluster bounty hunter romp has some startling violence.
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