Money No Enough

1998 [CHINESE]

Action / Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.2/10 10 262 262


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1 hr 34 min
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1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 3 / 10

A comedy devoid of laughs...

I stumbled upon the 1998 Singaporean comedy "Qian Bu Gou Yong" (aka "Money No Enough") by random chance here in 2023. And with it being an Asian movie that I hadn't already seen, of course I sat down and gave the movie a fair chance.

But this movie was a difficult movie to sit through. It is listed as a comedy, but there wasn't a funny moment throughout the course of the movie. So talk about a swing and a miss from writer Jack Neo and director T. L. Tay.

And it didn't help much that the entire character gallery was a farce. It was all characters that I took no liking to, nor could associate with in any sense or form. And that just added to the frustration of an already lacking movie.

I wasn't familiar with the cast ensemble in the movie, as I am not overly familiar with Singaporean cinema. But I have to say that I wasn't impressed with the performances that I saw on the screen.

There is also a part II for this movie, made in 2008, but after having suffered through the ordeal that is the 1998 first movie, I can honestly say that I am not even going to bother with the sequel.

My rating of "Qian Bu Gou Yong" lands on a generous three out of ten stars.

Reviewed by dy158 8 / 10

A sort-of reality check on our society. Singapore, that is.

It's still considered as one of the best runaway success from local director Jack Neo because comparing to his later works, it's still among the tops in terms of local box office earnings for local mainstream films.

Maybe not all can understand the rationale behind the making of this comedy given some of the slangs used are not known to the outside world, especially with the westerners. But at times really, I don't know at times what those American TV shows are all about from what our local TV are showing. Fair and square. It doesn't mean the entire world can understand your own personal slang and kind of language because everyone is brought up differently.

And so I can understand if there's anyone outside of Singapore who does not really understand much of the plot, it's kind of forgivable. Though maybe the born and bred Singaporean in me will be shaking her head that the outside world do not get it. It's a personal thing.

Singaporeans' sort-of 'obsession' with not enough money in our pockets is shown through an office worker, a contractor, and a coffee-shop helper. Singaporean style of humour aside, but when reality sets in, who likes it anyway? I remembered I had a good time watching it when it was at the cinemas then. But then maybe at times watching some of those so-Singaporean parodies being played out at screen is a little weird and at times, funny. Kudos to director Jack Neo for doing all that.

Reviewed by kirsten tan 1 / 10


This show is definitely one of the worst around by far. There is no plot, no storyline, no character development and no nothing except bad and crass humour. I felt bored by the film and felt like sleeping throughout. I'm amazed at how it did so well in the singapore box office compared to other much better singaporean shows like eating air, the road less travelled etc. The show is a degradation of all singaporeans and portray us as money-minded bigots with a crude sense of humour. I left the theatre with a huge feeling of repugnance and indignance. Even the sound recording and filmography was bad. Jack Neo should stay out of the burgeoning Singapore film industry lest he tarnishes it even more with his crude direction and monopolist attitude. Watch this if you're feeling really masochistic.

This is literally the worst show ever.

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