Money Talks (1997) - Action, Comedy, Crime

Hohum Score

12

Watchable

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 43 found boring (6.97%)

One-line Reviews (24)

Also starring Heather Locklear, Paul Sorvino, David Warner, and Paul Gleason, Money Talks was an enjoyable comedy from start to finish.

I recommend the similar, but better (still by no means fine cinema, but funnier and more entertaining than Money Talks) Rush Hour, also starring Tucker along with Jackie Chan.

The film has a decent pace, but the main reason for watching the whole thing is, you guessed it, Tucker's performance(which is disappointing, since Sheen and Locklear both are known to be humorous and entertaining in other productions).

This work is still a bit entertaining, if you can manage to ignore Sheen, and just enjoy the fun story line, the awesome performance by Paul Sorvino and funny man Chris Tucker, and the somewhat decent action/comedy blend.

The dialog is fairly well-written and entertaining.

Still, MONEY TALKS becomes a tiring action-comedy, formulaic and paltry.

Money Talks is a very funny and entertaining film.

A mildly entertaining, but repetitive flick for a late-night, TBS watch.

Ratner nimbly directs a genuinely exciting chase scene, an explosive assault-on-the-bus scene, and the gunslinging pyrotechnical finale at the Los Angeles Coliseum where everybody wields a weapon.

This so-called comedy loses all track of direction, makes "comedic" use of extreme violence and bloodshed, is pointless and inane, uses profanity instead of wit, and dulls the intelligence level of its watchers.

Well, averagely entertaining is the word then.

Chris Tucker in this was very funny and this movie is enjoyable for some people.

Directed by Brett Rather (Rush Hour Trilogy, X-Men 3:The Last Stand, Red Dragon) made an highly entertaining comedy with enough thrills and humour.

The chemistry was excellent, and Tucker more than made up for Sheen's sometimes bland moments.

Money Talks was a worthwhile action/comedy that was enjoyable.

The key to "Money Talks" is whether you find Chris Tucker either entertaining or obnoxious as a whiny-voiced dynamo whose motor-mouth never stops.

Pretty much everyone but Tucker seem a little bored with their roles, and don't do very much to bring their characters to life.

While Franklin is transported to jail on a prison bus, the bus is intercepted by mercenaries and Franklin is dragged onto a helicopter while handcuffed to another prisoner.

The plot is hackneyed, the characters (except for Chris Tucker's role as a cunning car washer) are uninteresting, and the bad guys are ludicrously stereotypical.

A dull humorless wretched affair entirely populated by unlikable fake characters.

There are some exciting scenes with the myriad of shoot-outs, car chases and car wrecks, explosions, and the grand finale inside a football coliseum to keep the audience awake with the punctuating loud noises and blood boiling.

In summary, MONEY TALKS is pure idiocy, but somewhat entertaining.

Enjoyable comedy.

An undistinguishable motion picture from hundreds of cliché buddy pictures.