Video Review

Money for Nothing (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: John Cusack and Michael Madsen

John Cusack plays a good-hearted but almost terminally stupid down-on-his-luck dockworker who finds a cool million that fell off a truck and then puts a neon sign on his forehead announcing the fact. Well, not exactly, though he might as well have: His character is so utterly dense that Money for Nothing is literally painful to watch — even in the privacy of one's home — whenever he's on screen. Fortunately, Michael Madsen is quietly compelling as a droll, street-smart cop, and Debi Mazar is quite fetching in that peculiar blue-collar-vixen way of hers. C

Originally posted Mar 25, 1994 Published in issue #215 Mar 25, 1994 Order article reprints
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