All About the Benjamins (2002) from Tuna

All About the Benjamins (2002) stars Ice Cube as a bounty hunter, and Michael Epps as a petty crook and con man. When Ice is sent after Epps, they inadvertently get caught up in a diamond theft and multiple murder. Ice wants to solve the case, and become famous enough to open a detective agency and quit bounty hunting. Epps had a winning lottery ticket in his wallet worth $30 million, and the wallet is lost somewhere in the crook's headquarters. They become reluctant partners, since getting the bad guys is to their mutual benefit.

DVD info from Amazon

Commentary by director Kevin Bray
Theatrical trailer(s)
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
"Shot Caller: From Videos to Features"
"Strictly Business: Making the Benjamins"
"Miami Nice - Production Design"
"All About the Stunts"
Trina Music Video "Told Y'all"
Widescreen anamorphic format
 

NUDITY REPORT

The only exposure is from Carmen Chaplin, as one of the robbers, who is killed early in the film. We see most of her left nipple and part of her right one when she floats up dead in a bathtub.

 

The Critics Vote

  • filmcritic.com 2/5

 

The People Vote ...

  • with their dollars: made for $15 million dollars, it grossed $25 million in the USA (1500 screens)

 

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. A poorly rated film that a lot of people paid to see. I didn't find it any worse than other violent crime films featuring rap stars.

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