Reviewed byJeffVote: 9/10/10
This was a another great partnership of Mike Epps and Ice Cube. Afterseeing"Next Friday", and having not stopped laughing yet. "All About TheBenjamins" was a must see, and I was not disappointed. Ice Cube hascertainly come a long way and is proving to be a very versatile actor. Ican't wait to see "Friday After Next". I'd pay full price to see "All Aboutthe Benjamins" again.
Reviewed byLucien LessardVote: 8/10/10
A professional bounty hunter (Ice Cube) is in the search of a two-bithustler (Mike Epps). When this hustler gets mixed-up accidentally witha botched diamond heist. Since this hustler lost his wallet to a racistpsycho villain (Tommy Flanagan). The hustler actually has an winninglottery ticket of $60 Million Dollars. The bounty hunter teams with thehustler, since the bounty hunter almost gets shot by the villain'semployees (Carmen Chaplin & Roger Guenveur Smith). The bounty hunterand the hustler are mixed up with a diamond heist, a lost winninglottery ticket and one thing become clear... that it's all about thebenjamins.
Directed by the first-time filmmaker:Kevin Bray, who directed plenty ofmusic videos for talented music artists. The film's has an familiarstorytelling but if it wasn't for Cube's and Epps' likableperformances, the film would have been a real mess.
DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and an strongDTS 5.1 Surround Sound (Also in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound). DVDhas an fine commentary track by the director and producer:Matt Alvarez.DVD has four entertaining featurettes, Deleted Scene, Outtakes andmore. The film has an fine music score by John Murphy (28 Days Later)and an good looking cinematography work by Glen MacPherson (ExitWounds, Romeo Must Die, Walking Tall-2004). It is worth seeing,especially if you are a fan of Cube's or Epps' films. Written byActor/Producer:Cube and Executive Producer:Ronald Lang. Eva Mendesco-stars as Epps' girlfriend. Carmen Chaplin is the grand-daughter ofthe famous silent comedian:Charlie Chaplin. Super 35. (*** ½/*****).
Reviewed byputtputtkVote: 7/10/10
All About the Benjamins (2002)
5 word summary
Enemies team up against criminal
A cool film. Ice Cube plays a similar character that he does in most ofhis films, the hard ass smart ass, but it works well with his role.Mike Epps also plays about the same as usual, but it also works reallywell. They both have pretty good comedic performances which along sidethe action directing makes a decent/ tolerable action comedy.
Its not a fantastic film by any means, and though I said they had goodcomedic performances, the acting wasn't that great. Personally I thinkEva Mendes and Tommy Flannigan acted better, but they still weren't attheir best. The directing and writing is also nothing special, it workshere, but that's about all you can say about it
All about the Benjamins is a pretty average and predictable actioncomedy but it was fun and funny. If you are a fan of Next Friday andFriday After Next, you will probably enjoy this "fourth installment."It's very similar in style and definitely similar performances by Cubeand Epps.
A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and having real money . Meanwhile Reggie Wright will soon be his next target after playing and winning the lotto at the liquor store . The two are in for a wild journey ahead of them after witnessing an attempt diamond heist. They decided to put aside the arguing and differences to recover the stones and turn in Reggie's and Gina lotto ticket .