starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin
screenplay by Ronald Lang and Ice Cube
directed by Kevin Bray
by Walter Chaw Blaxploitation without the sex, All About the Benjamins is a gratuitously violent film laudably free of the pretense of political correctness, but it's so calamitously loud and arbitrary (and has a character who fits the same description) that it fritters away almost as much good will as it earns. The only things separating All About the Benjamins from other whip-edited, hard-action movies are Ice Cube's joyfully offensive screenplay (co-written with Ronald Lang) and an opening set in a Confederate's dream of a trailer park that does more for exploding the race issue in these United States than the past five Denzel Washington pulpits.