Pocket Money

Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Year Released: 1972
Rating: 1.5

Flat broke and in need of cash for alimony, a cowboy (Paul Newman, sounding like his nose is blocked up) takes a crooked deal from a shyster (Strother Martin) to buy cattle from Mexico. This tries to be a 'quirky' buddy movie - with Newman and a shifty Lee Marvin 'teaming up' and getting into trouble - but it fails miserably: there is little to the story aside from its offbeat pacing, and there's a lack of both comedy and drama. It just sits there, waiting to be forgotten.