Mad Money (2008) - Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Callie Khouri
Stars: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 0 out of 58 found boring (0%)

One-line Reviews (35)

Enjoyable, if a little frothy.

The story is simply told and is absorbing, entertaining and (unusually for a modern comedy) funny.

Also, Queen Latifah was very funny and enjoyable to watch as Nina.

This should be a much more thrilling movie that it actually is, and it isn't funny as a comedy.

No, it doesn't have the intensely, complicated wit of other heist movies like the Oceans 11-13 or The Italian Job, but it is fiendishly entertaining.

The formula usually goes something like this: the characters are in a bad financial or similar situation, they find out about some booty supposedly completely unobtainable, devise a scheme to lift the booty which has some intriguing element(s) to it, and then go about getting the booty.

I will start with the casting Katie Holmes' performance at first was a little bit immature I was expecting more from her, her role was probably the most enjoyable and happy from the film her acting as a young women was just incredible I've never seen her doing so good in film before.

"Mad Money" has reasonable entertainment value, great characters, and even a nice little unexpected twist at the end to satisfy the escapist movie-goer.

Entertaining and even funny to some degree with a life lesson.

Hot Money (in my opinion) is a far more entertaining watch than Mad Money as it is gritty and realistic, keeping you on the edge of your seat whilst still being light hearted.

How Holmes ever landed a position at the Federal Reserve is one of the many intriguing mysteries of the movie.

Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, and Callie Khouri (the screenwriter of Thelma and Louise) come together so perfectly in this entertaining crime adventure.

This is an enjoyable enough movie to watch.

It was enjoyable, funny, sexy, serious and a good way to spend 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon when you're bored.

Very enjoyable, a good rental.

If however you do want to watch it you can on YouTube and after the first 10 minutes the sound is much better - well worth a look if you found Mad Money entertaining

Honey, Mad Money is funny and, while not perfect, is quite entertaining, too .

Enjoyable and worth the price of admission, although I doubt I will shell out another 20 bucks for the DVD.

I enjoyed it highly, and like I said, I wish more people would see it and not be so critical on it.

However, a unique chemistry between the actors somehow makes the movie work, and the writers took the story seriously enough to give a lot of unexpected laughs, the way comedies of this type should be written.

FINAL VERDICT: Entertaining, better than I thought.

Its strengths lay in a very strong cast (headed by Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes and Ted Danson) as well as an intriguing story that is worth watching.

Unexpected pleasure .

The writing was good and even though it had the Fun with Dick and Jane approach in the beginning the film is more than enjoyable.

This film is an enjoyable little treat that will keep you entertained and involved.

This tale of three virtuous women who turn to a life of crime emerges as one of the better screwball comedies of recent vintage, thanks to a clever, snappy script by Glenn Kers, lively direction by Callie Khouri, and mega-delightful performances by Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Adam Rothenberg and Stephen Root.

This film is kind of predictable, like many movies but it is certainly entertaining for most of the time.

This is an simple, enjoyable crime romp, with a great script that is just MAD FUN!

I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for something that is entertaining and fun.

Entertaining Enough, Although Ethically Empty .

Overall, Mad Money is a lot of fun, mainly because of its three leads who are extremely enjoyable to hang out with.

Enjoyable comedy caper film .

Mad Money was mildly entertaining...

Though I am not familiar with director Callie Khouri who apparently won an Oscar, the cast of this movie was compelling, from Diane Keaton to Ted Danson, from Katie Holmes to Queen Latifah.

Enjoyable movie even with all it's flaws .