One For The Money

 (4,248)5.31 h 31 min2012X-RayPG-13
Stephanie Plum, unemployed and newly divorced, lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.
Julie AnneRobinson
Katherine HeiglJason O'MaraDaniel Sunjata
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John LeguizamoDebbie ReynoldsSherri Shepherd
Sidney KimmelWendy FinermanTom RosenbergGary Lucchesi
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
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  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars

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AM/FMReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
From a male perspective, this movie is degrading to women!
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I hope that the book was better. At least with a book you can let your imagination do some work. In this case, the movie director has taken that advantage away from us. Women playing movie cops (or in this case bounty hunter) always seem to miss the mark over and over. Stephanie Plum knows she's going after the skip for a 50 thousand dollar commission. Yet she thinks high heals and silk blouse are appropriate attire. Even if as a novice in this business she surely should have had some warning from somewhere of what she would encounter, yet she has no weapon or handcuffs or even a plan for her own self defense. Even after she's been baptised by a seasoned veteran, she contiues with the high heals and silk blouses trying to look like a bad ass. As long as women have been in the real law enforcement world, I would expect by now that the movie world would begin to portray them with the reality necessary to do the job called for by the script. But no, we still need to see femininity chasing the scum of the earth through the depths of skid row and it's seedy population. Sorry, but that just doesn't work for me. As hot as she is to look at, this movie just makes Katherine Heigl look like a bumbling, incompetet fool. And by association, the movie degrades women and makes them look inferior to men. I wish I had something good to say about this movie, but it was so bad, I just couldn't see it through to the end.
73 people found this helpful
TorzMomReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
i Haven't Read the Books, So This Was a Fun Little Escape for Me
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Others have focused on the books which is ALWAYS a mistake. Books, movies, plays are only the same in concept, not in execution. There's just not enough time and each is its own telling of the story. Others have commented on Plum being a bumbling female dressed in silk and high heels. Did they miss the point she was using her brains when she didn't have money for guns and cuffs? See how quickly she learned about a gun and a bullet? The heels and silk are a disguise, not a disparaging view of women. So put those two things aside, grab a blanket and some popcorn, and enjoy some flirty, fun, romcom that this film is meant to be. I only gave 4 stars as it is fun and not cinematic history.
43 people found this helpful
SueReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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As a huge fan of Ms. Evanovich's books, I was looking forward to seeing this move. Boy, was I disappointed. From the opening music, you know right away this was a low budget film, with little potential for success. The intro music sounded like it was lifted from a 'B' 1980's film, and the camera work was equally bad. I suppose Heigl was cast for her 'name' value, as well as the fact that she was the executive producer for the movie. Awful dialogue, and very poor casting. With the exception of the actor portraying Vinnie, the rest were not at all as described in the books. What a shame.
25 people found this helpful
W T GReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun For The Money
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Let's just put the book aside for a moment and take a look at Katherine Heigl in her role as Stephanie Plum. I mean for 1 She is hotter than the noon day sun. 2 No matter what she plays in she never acts stuck up and does it real. 3 She plays the perfect Jersey Girl, accent and all, which works for her. She is a remarkable actress. OK so back to the book. Janet Evanovich has 20+ books on Stephanie Plum and I would pay top dollar to see Katherine Heigl play in them! Just let yourself have fun watching the captured essence of Janets book and don't let a few details ruin that fun!
59 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great lead, takes place in New Jersey, great characters
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Great film. The lead Katherine Heigl is amazing as a female bounty hunter on the rough streets of Trenton, NJ, USA. She is spunky and powerful in this role. Jason O'Mara, the Irish Gerard Butler, plays the love interest and is one tough dude. John Leguizamo is the antagonist bad guy in the film. The movie moves pretty fast, although there is a bit of lag here and there with what might be called character development. There are also comedic moments that mostly work throughout the film. Given the large number of duds on streaming services right now, this movie is a breath of very fresh air instead of the farts that some of the streaming services give.
16 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I really like this movie. I think it was pretty well done, some of the casting was off. Grandma Mazur is not Portrayed well by Debbie Reynolds, neither is Ranger..and the movie did not have time to develop these characters. LOve the books. I have been hoping for a sequel. Just about everyone i know agrees about D Reynolds and Ranger. I have no objection to Katherine. I wonder who else could have played her character?
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fscReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The movie reproduced the plum novel extremely well.
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It's the last of it's kind because the movie actually went into the red. It was badly promoted and they also could have done without Debby Reynolds. Betty White would have been so much better.
15 people found this helpful
Hermione G.Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
This could have been a cash cow but they shot it
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If you've read the books, DO NOT WATCH THIS. The casting was perhaps the worst I've ever seen in any movie adaptation, and the screenplay wasn't excellent, either. The Cuban isn't Cuban (nor is he particularly intense), the Italians aren't Italian, and Grandma Mazur is a horrific disappointment in the role. Benito Ramirez is tiny and far less intimidating than he should have been. Lula is somehow both overplayed and underplayed. There's no chemistry at all among the characters. THE BUICK IS WRONG. I'm not sure why that was the most offensive part, but seriously, as many times as it's mentioned in the books, that seems like *one* thing they might have managed to get right.

I wouldn't be half as pissed but for the fact that Netflix could have taken this and made it for nothing, with relative unknowns or D-listers, but better cast, and given us the entire series. This halfassery just abruptly ended what could have been a lot of fun and ruined it for everybody.
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