MONEY FOR NOTHING Add To My Top 10
Release Date: September 10, 1993
Starring: John Cusack & Michael Madsen
Runtime: 95 minutes
Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
Director: Roman Menendez
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The only real truth in this film comes from the lips of a mobster Joey enlists to help launder the money, who says, "The most important question to ask about money is: Do I own the money, or does it own me?" Obviously, the money owns Joey, as he goes against the law and the advice of family and friends to keep the cash. In a nutshell, he knows better, but he wants the wealth and allows greed to control his judgment. In the end, he pays the price and loses everything. The acting performances are less than memorable, and the entire film is quite predictable. The best technical aspect of the film is the authenticity of the characters' South Philly accents. As far as directing and photography, the film is mediocre. The enjoyment factor is far below that. MONEY FOR NOTHING is not humorous, so it cannot be called a comedy. Neither is it dramatic or suspenseful. Maybe we should just call it dull.