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All About the Benjamins (2002)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  8 March 2002 (USA)
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A bounty hunter is on the trail of a conman who skipped bail. The two wind up in a deserted warehouse where they witness a diamond scam in action, caught in the midst they put their ... See full summary »

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A bounty hunter is on the trail of a conman who skipped bail. The two wind up in a deserted warehouse where they witness a diamond scam in action, caught in the midst they put their differences aside to team up and detain the looters. Written by ze

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Money brought them together, but millions can't make them friends. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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All About the Money  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,007,291 (USA) (8 March 2002)

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$25,482,931 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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When Williamson has Reggie put the two case's of money on the boat they're put in the back of the boat, but when Bucum and Williamson are fighting in the cabin one of the case's is on the counter opened. See more »

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Ursula: Do you know what he'll do when he finds out we fucked up a $20 million deal?
Reggie: [hidden in the back of a van, whispers] $20 million?
Julian Ramose: No, I have no idea what he's going to do, darling. I'm not the one who's fucking him!
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Quite Entertaining
30 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this this movie in theaters back when it came out and it was entertaining then. I bought in on DVD and I have been entertained since. But last night I watched from a more critical stance than usual and found some flaws in this movie that I thought was very good.

First of all, I love Ice Cube and what he's done with his career and how he branched off from music to movies. He's one of the few rappers that can hold their own on either side of the camera. He also seems to know his limitations. He enlists others to handle the over-the-top comedy for those qualified. Mike Epps was a very good choice. At times his jokes can fall flat, but the hilarity of his funny moments make up for the missteps.

I watched 'All About the Benjamins' last night and I was in stitches laughing at the shower torture scene. I rewinded that bad boy at least five times and watched it again once more before I went to sleep for one more chuckle. Oddly enough, it wasn't Ice Cube, Mike Epps, or even the torture that I found funny. It was the torturee (Julian Ramose played by Roger Guenveur Smith). When he mouthed off at Mike Epps' character (Reggie) I was rolling all over the place uncontrollably.

This movie's script could have been better, but I've seen much worse. I was never bored and I will watch this movie many more times in the future. Ice Cube should employ better writers in the future. This could be a gem with smarter dialogue. We watch movies too, you know.

I gave this movie a 7 out of 10. That one scene getting rewound so much was a HUGE factor. See this if you get a chance.


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