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Franklin Hatchett (Tucker) is a small time con man who instantly becomes
famous (or infamous depending on how you look at it) after he escapes from
prison. Mistakenly wanted for murder by the police and wanted for robbery
by a gang of crooks, Hatchett's only hope to clear his name and get out of
this mess is a television reporter named James Russell
This movie was just a good time. After seeing Rush Hour with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, I wanted to go back and see earlier comedies with Chris Tucker in a starring role. (I already saw Dead Presidents, The 5th Element and Friday, but they either weren't comedies or he wasn't a starring character.)
Again, this movie was a good time. It doesn't deserve to win any awards, but it's just fun to watch. The entire cast offers great performances, while it's always good to see Paul Sorvino perform. While Tucker's character isn't exactly the nicest guy, the audience feels bad for him. The audience is made to feel that he does what he does because he has to. In his situation, I don't think many people would do otherwise. While he does take things to extremes, the movie wouldn't be as fun if he didn't.
I would recommend this movie to any comedy fan, "buddy movie" fan or fan of the actors.
Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen are excellent and hilarious in this great
movie. Almost all of the jokes that Chris Tucker made I laughed at. He
proved once again, after Friday fame, that he is a great comic. Charlie
sheen does really good in this one, too.
Overall the whole movie is a great comedic flick and I definitely, definitely recommend this to the average person. Rating 10 out of 10.
The movie that made director Brett Ratner a recognizable name is mostly
another white-yuppie-and-black-ghetto-guy-have-to-join-up kind of story
(summer 1997 also saw the release of the Tim Robbins-Martin Lawrence
buddy comedy "Nothing to Lose"). But as far as I'm concerned, Chris
Tucker - who earlier that summer had starred in "The Fifth Element" -
is always funny enough to merit at least some recognition; and anyway,
this sort of flick is supposed to be silly. While Charlie Sheen is far
less entertaining in his role, Paul Sorvino played such an interesting
character that I agreed with one of my friends that he and Chris Tucker
should have gotten more scenes together. Truth be told, I'd actually
never heard of Vic Damone until I saw this movie.
OK, so maybe we could be cynical and say that Chris Tucker just gets the same role in every movie. I still consider him funny, and I wish to assert that "Money Talks" is good for a few laughs. Worth seeing if only for that.
A Classic Action Comedy. This in my opinion is Chris Tucker at his
best. From the opening scene to the end, Chris Tucker is hilarious.
From the funny looking hair cut to the cussing and singing, he reminds
you of Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop. Charlie Sheen also does an
impressive job. The action scenes are not spectacular, but it does a
Money talks is a good blend of Guns/Explosions and laughter. If your a fan of 48 Hours, Nothing To Lose or any other Action Comedy, Money talks is a must see.
A low-level smooth talking hustler by the name of Franlin Hatchet
(Chris Tucker) is on the run from the police, after a jailbreak. Which
he is falsely accused of planning a violent jailbreak. Now the whole
city is on his trail and the only one, who could clear his name is an
ambitious television reporter James Russell (Charlie Sheen). Which is
the only reason why Franklin was sent to prison, because of James. Now
together, they find each other mixed-up with cops, crooks and
euro-trash bad guys. Which Franklin knows that the man (Gerard Ismael)
was chained-up with in the bus. He was trying to retrieve a fortune in
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. Although the premise is familiar but Tucker's energetic comical performance makes this worth watching.
DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes the original theatrical trailer, cast information and star highlights by Tucker and Sheen. After the box office success of this film, Tucker went on the one of the leads of the "Rush Hour" movies. Paul Sorvino is amusingly cast as Russell's future father-in-law. Written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Which they wrote films together like "Garfield", "Garfield:A Tale of Two Kitties" and "Toy Story". Tucker also executive produced the film. Super 35. (****/*****).
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. I evidently had a masochistic urge when I turned it on and stuck to it. It is blissfully short and makes ill-use of Sheen, Sorvino and Locklear. (Their agents should have known better.)
Chris Tucker is brilliant in Money Talks. He is definitely a crowd pleaser and has made a name for himself. His fast talking clever ways of getting him in and out of trouble are very amusing. In this movie he manages to outsmart the bad guys, which I love to see. He is just hilarious, and the funniest man in the world! I love his movies, and in this movie people get to see what they love, pure Tucker at his best of high-pitched motor mouth ways. I love his Scarface impression, it shows his comedic talents. It is definitely time for Tucker to take over where Eddie Murphy left off. Hail the new King of Comedy!!
Meh. The combo of Tucker & Sheen as the uptight reporter & loud mouth ex-con don't make for a very entertaining duo. Sheen is useless & Tucker is just a young wanna be Eddie Murphy. Had this been done in the 80s with Murphy & a good actor as the straight man, it might have worked. (Didn't Murphy & Nick Nolte do a cop/ex con duo in the 80s?) Same differance here, except little to no talent involved.
Brett Ratner the director of this movie & other movies such as "Red Dragon & Rush hour 1,2 & now also making part 3, delivers his best directing performance i think. Money talks probably didn't get as big as Rush hour because of the fact there is a lot of swearing throughout this movie, which makes it even more hilarious. Chris Tucker & Charlie Sheen make a good team together, If you like Rush Hour, Friday, 48 Hours, Starsky & Hutch & Lethal Weapon 4 then you'll love this movie. Chris Tucker is a crack up throughout the movie, while Charlie Sheen is good in being serious yet still funny. I rate this movie a 9 / 10, i recommend this movie to any Chris Tucker fans or a good movie to watch with a group of friends.
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I heard this was a funny action movie from a friend. When I saw the
commercial for it, I wanted to see it because Chris Tucker was in it.
years passed by, and no one really talked about the movie. Well I finally
decided to see it, and boy am I glad that I punched myself in the face
afterwards. This movie is very stupid. You learn the story in the first
minutes, that is to say you would learn the story if there was one.
Chris Tucker is loud and obnoxious the entire movie. The funniest line in the movie was "PHAT - Pretty Hot and Tempting." Unfortunately, they showed this line in the commercials for the theatrical debut. This movie is not funny despite the amount of profanity used. I'm usually a big fan of profanity, but it just wasn't working here.
Basically the movie is one and a half hours of non-stop action. Here's something I don't get: Tucker was seen associated with the bad guy, and so he thought he was framed, but why doesn't he clear his name? How is chasing after the bad guy and risking your life for no reason going to clear your name? Why do all the cops shoot first and ask questions later? This is in no way a portrait of real life, and I didn't expect it to be, but the amount of exaggeration in this movie is appalling and insulting. There's a difference between a good action movie, and a bad action movie. Just because there's a lot of action doesn't make it a good action movie. The action wasn't even that good.
Tucker is a low-life hustler in this movie. How did he manage to be the "coolest" guy at the banquet? Why would the father of the bride actually believe he was someone else without looking at an ID or something? How could he possibly believe he was Italian? I suppose that could be funny if it wasn't outright stupid. Why does Tucker keep hustling? His home and his wife should've kept him straight, but I suppose it's because he was hustling that he has a wife and a good home. I shouldn't over analyze this tripe, after all it's just a comedy/action and it's not supposed to be taken seriously. It's best forgetting this movie was ever made.
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