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Parents' Guide to

All About the Benjamins

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent film for Ice Cube. He can do better.

Movie R 2002 95 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

ice cube and mike epps make a great duo

This is different from the Friday trilogy but it's still a really fun time with plenty of intense action and laughs to be had, just an all around fun and hilarious action comedy, if you loved snatch and the Friday trilogy, you'll love all about the Benjamins
age 17+
Heavy on violence, crass language, and sexual situations. Light on everything else. There's really nothing worth watching here.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS is to Ice Cube what Crossroads is to Britney Spears: a vanity vehicle designed by a star who has very little sense of how people behave in real life. This is like a smudgy copy of a copy, bits and pieces of other movies put together so that the star can pretend to shoot and throw a couple of punches.

Ice Cube, who produced the movie, apparently decided that he would enjoy playing a bounty hunter, and not just any bounty hunter but one who (yawn) doesn't get along with his boss and refuses to take on a partner. The plot is just an excuse for showing off with some smart-alecky comments and shoot-outs. Ice Cube and Epps are able performers with a nice rapport, but they can't do much with this lackluster plot, like the umpteenth re-tread of a reject from the Beverly Hills Cop series.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 8, 2002
  • On DVD or streaming: March 8, 2002
  • Cast: Eva Mendes , Ice Cube , Mike Epps
  • Director: Kevin Bray
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Latino actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality.
  • Last updated: April 1, 2023

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