The Money Pit
The Money Pit (1986)

Attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his musician lover Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) are forced out of their home of two years by its owner, Mr. Crowley (who has been on a tour of Europe). With few alternatives, they decide to buy an… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 1986
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A movie that contains one funny scene and 91 minutes of running time to kill.

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William Wolf
Gannett News Service

The film would have been a lot better had there been a much stronger script that didn't seem to be straining to keep the basic idea alive.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lacklustre star comedy.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Not only Tom Hanks and Shelley Long share a fantastic chemistry, the physical humor (full of brilliant set pieces) is first-rate and allows Hanks to show off his impeccable comedy chops.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...enhanced by Hanks' increasingly hysterical and appropriately broad performance.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Memorably hilarious, with ace work by the two leads.

Sergio Benítez
Espinof

Films like these are much more valid than all the comedies by Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler combined. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Slapstick comedy about the problems that come with a couple's purchase of a dilapidated suburban house.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Silly but engaging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Another good film, that could be much better.
Martin Sahlin
This was fun....made me smile. Looks a lot like the swedish movie "Drömkåken" (the dreamhouse). Tom Hanks and Shelley Long is a great duo
Phil Hubbs
One of the early Hanks comedies that cemented his position as one of the hottest upcoming comedy stars in Hollywood (after 'Splash'). Even though this… More
Manu Gino
For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt. Good movie. The story was quite simple, it was a romantic comedy with more comedy than… More
Jens S.
In one of Tom Hanks' earliest comedies he is buying a house together with girl friend Shelley Long just to find out it is decrepit behind the pretty… More
Cassie Hill
Great movie, another great performance by Tom Hanks!!! Just a hilarious & adorable movie :)