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Even Money is a ferociously compelling drama that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed.

In Even Money there are no safe places, no one is left untouched - gamblers are mothers, brothers, dreamers and lovers. As the narrative unravels, we come to understand that addiction has no loyalty to race, age or life circumstances. Addiction is random, wreaking havoc on those individuals who are drawn into its seductive world of quick fixes and escapism, to those unsuspecting souls who are caught in its devastating wake.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204817410
UPC 024543460572
UPC 14 00024543460572
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Basinger,Kim
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Cast & Crew
Bob Yari - Executive Producer
Carla Gugino - Actor
Danny DeVito - Actor
Dave Grusin - Original Music By
Forest Whitaker - Actor
Hughes Winborne - Editor
Jay Mohr - Actor
Kelsey Grammer - Actor
Kim Basinger - Actor
Mark Rydell - Director
Ray Liotta - Actor
Robbie Greenberg - Cinematographer
Robert Katz - Producer
Robert Tannen - Writer
Tim Roth - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review "Crash," that execrable traffic jam of histrionic metaphor and presumptuous race commentary, was about as real as "Star Wars," but after its Oscar hosannas, an attack of the clones was inevitable. One of the first facsimiles out of the gate, Mark Rydell's "Even Money" is the most shameless, not least of which because it counts "Crash's" Bob Yari as one of its producers. The film's subject is not race but gambling, yet the cynical message is the same: We're all pathetic...At least the film isn't as rash and patronizing as "Crash," which could have benefited from the gifts of Tim Roth, who doesn't take the material very seriously. He chews a medium-rare steak with the same voraciousness he munches on the scenery, nervously breaking an incriminating CD with only one hand. This wild gesture becomes symbolic of the crushing effect the film has on its audience.
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Reviewer Ed Gonzalez
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review Perhaps I'm still nursing the blowback burns of Smokin' Aces, but it was refreshing to see the casinos in Even Money presented as a dreary, bourgeois skid row. Unfortunately, that's about all this treatise on the perils of gambling has got in the freshness department, as Mark Rydell's impressive cast humps through debts induced and collected toward the big game, where various storylines converge. Kim Basinger is a blocked writer who lies to her husband (Ray Liotta) with alarming ease; having blown the family savings on the slots, she is in deeper than Forest Whitaker, though he's in more trouble--beholden to both his basketball star brother (Nick Cannon) and two bookies whose first resort is violence...The problem with ensemble films, and this one in particular, is that they often flit instead of float between story arcs. With deep lags in momentum, it is this lack of cohesion that nearly cancels out what can be great about ensemble films: the performances.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Michelle Orange
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Basinger,Kim
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey Lyons, NBC's Reel Talk Powerful performances! A compelling drama.
Kyle Smith, New York Post Kim Basinger gives one of her strongest performances...
Larry King A haunting look inside the world of gambling addiction...all of the performances are top-notch!
Pete Hammond, Maxim Strong and intelligent...a winning bet at the movies.
Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood Gripping and engaging! Crash via the gambling world.
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