Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by arrow-media
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Complete with case and artwork.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.11
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$5.73
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Sunday River
Add to Cart
$5.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Add to Cart
$6.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Sparks DVD Sales
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Even Money
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Even Money


List Price: $14.98
Price: $5.73 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $9.25 (62%)
Only 18 left in stock.
Sold by Media Favorites and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
22 new from $1.73 80 used from $0.01 2 collectible from $10.00
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$5.73
$1.73 $0.01

Deal of the Day: Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-6 plus coupon for Season 7
Today only and while supplies last, save up to 67% on the Sons of Anarchy: Season 1-6 limited edition box-set plus receive a coupon code via email to get a copy of Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 to complete your collection. Offer ends December 18, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Learn more


Frequently Bought Together

Even Money + Owning Mahowny
Price for both: $42.97

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer, Nick Cannon, Ray Liotta
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RW3VE8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,481 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Even Money" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Forest Whitaker, Kim Basinger, Danny Devito, Kelsey Grammer and Ray Liotta star in director Mark Rydell's ensemble addiction drama detailing the manner in which gambling and drugs affect a variety of people's lives during the weeks leading up to a championship college basketball game.

Amazon.com

The lure of easy cash drives the interlocking storylines of Easy Money, an all-star tale of gamblers, bookies, and gangsters. The movie draws together a blocked novelist addicted to the slots (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential), a magician on the skids (Danny DeVito, Get Shorty), a bookie with stress-induced stomach problems (Jay Mohr, Jerry Maguire), a debt-ridden plumber (Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland) who persuades his basketball-playing brother (Nick Cannon, Love Don't Cost a Thing) to shave points, and a gangster by turns mincing and menacing (Tim Roth, Reservoir Dogs). Tying them all together is a murder investigation conducted by a detective on crutches (an unrecognizable Kelsey Grammer, X-Men: The Last Stand). Even Money never achieves the raw, spontaneous energy of a Robert Altman movie (clearly an influence) or the social complexity of Crash (produced by the same company), but individual scenes and actors (particularly Whitaker as he twists his brother's affection to perverse ends) have an impact. Unfortunately, the movie never grips the viewer with the rush of winning or the knife-twist of losing; without that visceral punch, Even Money feels inauthentic and a little preachy. Also featuring Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) as Basinger's long-suffering husband and Carla Gugino (Snake Eyes) as a nurse in love with a brutal debt collector. --Bret Fetzer

Customer Reviews

Easily in the running for worst film of the year.
H. Schneider
I was wrong as this rehashed garbage featured a boring storyline, terrible acting, and is nothing more than a rather poor excuse at making "an independent film".
Champion 51
While I don't consider this a candidate for any movie award, it does have strong performances by Basinger and Liotta.
R. Chang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 13, 2007
Format: DVD
Not just about gambling addiction, but the human weakness and addiction to greed. An incredible ensemble cast with mature interconnected plot lines that deal with love, sacrifice, forgiveness, despair, and happiness. Give this one try. I think you'll be superised.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Schneider on September 22, 2007
Format: DVD
Easily in the running for worst film of the year. Not the best cast in the world can save this schoolmasterly predictable hundredth edition of the same old lame addiction and emotional abuse story collection.
What were they thinking, the Whitakers, Basingers, de Vitos, Liottas, Roths...? Probably nothing. Best that can happen for them is if nobody notices this piece of incompetence.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Rubino VINE VOICE on December 8, 2007
Format: DVD
When I saw this great ensemble cast I thought wow, it has to be decent; then a professional poker player recommended it. Okay I'll rent it. Wow. Very painful to watch. The biggest problem I could see is the writing; specifically the story lines are very weak and the dialogue between characters is absolutely awful. So many stereotypes and cliches. I did manage to make it through the entire movie but was very disappointed overall. Kelsey Grammar is in the movie for about four minutes total and his is by far the worst performance of the bunch. Ray Liotta is passable as is Whittaker. Bassinger and DeVito are very mediocre which led me to conclude that the director is as much to blame as the writer. I would not watch it again and would not recommend it.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
EVEN MONEY has somewhat the same manner of storytelling that made CRASH so impressive: many apparently disparate characters and stories, all related by the disease of gambling addiction, work in parallel time frames to a related conclusion. Director Mark Rydell (The Rose, On Golden Pond, Cinderella Liberty, The Reivers, The Fox, Intersections etc) has a firm hold on his material - a screenplay by newcomer Robert Tanner - and steers his large and very fine cast through a rapid sequence study of character types. For this viewer it works well.

Carol Carver (Kim Basinger) is a blocked novelist married to Professor Tom (Ray Liotta) who happens to spend her hours away from home and her duties as a wife and mother to teenage daughter Nicole (Carson Brown) at the local casino, gambling away her family's savings on the slot machines. She meets a down and out magician Walter (Danny DeVito) who convinces her to join him in a resurrection of his life as a famous artist. Carol's gambling addiction fractures her life. At the same time plumber Clyde Snow (Forest Whitaker), who worships his younger brother Godfrey Snow (Nick Cannon) for his prowess as an emerging basketball hero, and to escape his dangerous debt from gambling talks his brother into 'fixing' games to help him win back his losses and pay the collectors. The third gambling addict is Augie (Jay Mohr) who with his companion Murph (Grant Sullivan) runs a betting numbers game, a profitable business until Murph's infatuation with his girlfriend Veronica (Carla Gugino) consumes his attention.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Capialbi on September 22, 2007
Format: DVD
The acting is strong here. Danny Devito is quite a captivating actor. Even Money is worth the price of a rental because you'll get your money's worth. Still, it seems like a B movie since it has no real blockbuster stars unless you think Kim and Ray are prime box office. Good script however and good moments of real drama. Here is a story of lost souls with gambling problems.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on March 12, 2008
Format: DVD
**1/2

Despite its decidedly un-ambitious nature, "Even Money" is a modern film noir melodrama with more storylines and characters than Robert Altman's "Nashville." Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer, Forest Whitaker, Grant Sullivan, Jay Mohr, and Carla Gugino all play individuals whose only real connection is that they are in some way or another touched by the evils of gambling.

Robert Tannen's overstuffed screenplay wanders all over the map, forcing the actors to spend most of their time just trying to keep up with all the narrative permutations (no need to reiterate them here). The most ludicrous subplot features DeVito as a washed-up magician who contemplates a professional comeback by teaming up with the best-selling author and compulsive gambler played by Basinger. Individually, any of the various plot strands might have made for an interesting movie, but taken together, they just keep getting in each others' way.

Veteran filmmaker Mark Rydell has not only helmed the piece but appears in a crucial cameo role late in the film. Sad to say, he doesn't make much of an impact in either capacity.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Chang on December 17, 2007
Format: DVD
While I don't consider this a candidate for any movie award, it does have strong performances by Basinger and Liotta. Both give this movie something that Devito could not do, act their roles. I recommend this movie only for their storyline.

I also liked Kelsey Grammer's detective role and makeup. He really appeared to become the character; while Devito was playing the same guy from Deck the Halls.

Watch this when there is nothing else to rent at the video store. However, I think buying it used from the Marketplace is cheaper.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Media Favorites Privacy Statement Media Favorites Shipping Information Media Favorites Returns & Exchanges