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All About The Benjamins
Genre: Action Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 64 (Sept 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Eva Mendes, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin, Valarie Rae Miller, Roger Guenveur Smith & Anthony Michael Hall

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
The Platinum Series DVD includes commentary (with director Kevin Bray and producer Matt Alvarez), four featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a Trina music video (

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N5466
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong Violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/20/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kevin Bray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Ice Cube and Mike Epps star in

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits a stylish, edgy picture, with images that are sharp and nicely detailed. The color scheme conveys sultry Miami under the bright sun, with blown-out whites, bold colors, natural fleshtones, and deep blacks. The source element is often revealing of grain, which contributes to the raw look of the picture. Edge enhancement and pixelization are occasionally offensive. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtracks are substantial in overall level and, as a result, the dialogue can sound forward and even harsh at times. Nonetheless, the sound mix is excellent in terms of dimensional scope and far-reaching dynamic range. The music aggressively permeates the listening space with a fully convincing sense of envelopment, and atmospheric effects sound wonderfully spacious. Another very distinguished aspect of this soundtrack is the deep bass content, which is particularly pounding and powerful with the music. The low end can extend to well below 25 Hz in all channels. The Dolby