One for the Money

One-thumbstandard Janet Evanovich's spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused.
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Netflix Rating: 3.5
NYT Review
Katherine Heigl plays a Trenton bounty hunter in “One for the Money," a film adaptation of a best-selling novel by Janet Evanovich. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 2%
Critics' score: 2   Audience score: 44   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Didn't Jennifer Aniston already do a bounty hunter movie? Talk about sloppy seconds. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

An ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe. full review

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor. full review

Mark Feeney, Boston Globe

There have been notable exceptions, but Heigl tends to imbue her characters with an off-putting mix of insecurity and abrasiveness. This film is a prime example. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

I guess I can't call the movie sexist as it was largely produced, directed and written by women. So I'll settle for calling it dull, corny and amateurish instead. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

There is action of a sort -- a car blows up, shots are fired -- and what might pass for witty, sexy banter to someone who once overheard a conversation about an episode of Moonlighting. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

Imagine an Elmore Leonard movie scripted by a bad Nora Ephron imitator, and you'll have an idea of how dead-in-the-Jersey-water it is. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Punitively dull. full review

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false. full review

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Tedious and tonally inept. full review

Andrew Barker, Variety

Janet Evanovich's best-selling Stephanie Plum series deserved better than this woefully executed, stillborn attempt at a franchise. full review

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

One for the Money is tepidly glib throughout. Even violent murders are followed by wisecracks or another prurient opportunity to ogle Heigl's behind and cleavage. full review

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

To compare this mess to a sitcom would be an insult to sitcoms. full review

Peter Howell, Toronto Star
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Available From: Dec 31, 2012
  • Queued by: 1557 people
Directed By
Julie Anne Robinson
Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney, Patrick Fischler, Ana Reeder

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