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37

Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
New Times (L.A.)
Actually boasts a decent script with character development, a sense of pace and some well-drawn supporting roles.
50
This sometimes funny but ultimately convoluted movie would have benefited enormously from letting Lawrence loose.
42
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
It simply isn't that funny or clever. For a comedy, that's about the worst that could happen
40
The movie turns into a cobweb of tricky spins and twists that seems like a hip-hop version of "Ruthless People."
40
Los Angeles Times
Laborious in the unfolding of its plot, and under Sam Weisman's brash direction the unabashed amorality of the material is crass rather than sly in tone.
40
Variety
The star in this case is Martin Lawrence, who is not only thoroughly upstaged by nemesis Danny DeVito but is completely boxed out of his comfort zone for broad physical comedy.
40
Among the disconnected scenes are a few that are downright hilarious, and the actors do their best to rise above disjointed material.
38
New York Post
Dumbed down to the point where it's barely recognizable as coming from one of Donald Westlake's John Dortmunder novels.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
Too many characters, not enough plot, and a disconnect between the two stars' acting styles.
16
Entertainment Weekly
Maybe the worst thing that can happen is that every other movie at the multiplex will be sold out this weekend.

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