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All the Money in the World

2 h 12 min2017X-RayHDRUHD15
After the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, in a race against time, his mother works to convince his wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
Ridley Scott
Michelle WilliamsChristopher PlummerMark Wahlberg
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Romain DurisTimothy HuttonCharlie PlummerCharlie ShotwellAndrew BuchanMarco LeonardiGiuseppe BonifatiNicolas Vaporidis
Dan FriedkinBradley ThomasQuentin CurtisChris ClarkRidley ScottMark HuffamKevin Walsh
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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Mark BarryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Misery As A Tax Loss - "All The Money In The World" (A Review of the Film)...
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It's possibly not going to win me a 'man of the year' award by saying this but as good as Christopher Plummer is in "All The Money In The World" (he got Oscar nominated for his work, but lost out to Sam Rockwell for his astonishing performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") - you can't help thinking that the disgraced Kevin Spacey was the right first choice for the lead role and would have rocked this sucker with a creep-inducing vengeance (he probably did, if the footage ever gets out there).

As it is - "All The Money In The World" is a strangely interesting but ultimately frustrating and empty watch. The world’s first billionaire John Paul Getty Sr. (as played by Plummer) was such an unbelievable prick and money-miser that at the beginning of the movie the makers decided to put in a warning/advice note – 'most of what you're about to see is true'. The inference is obvious - such was Getty Sr.'s almost psychotic dispassion towards even his own flesh and blood in mortal peril - you have to be told that what you're about to see actually happened. Worse - as it trundles along and the gore and sell-outs start to pile up - your loathing of this greedy penny-pinching tyrant begins to crush any empathy you have with the victim and his awful story. After a while you just want someone (anyone) to shoot that sickening man and shame him globally - but it appears 'money' did all the talking then and you worry, still does.

It's beautifully filmed of course, but again this is yet another unsatisfying Ridley Scott movie and I'm glad I gave it a whirl at only £1.99 because that's all it deserves. "Den Of Thieves" is a hundred times more entertaining as an actioner and if you want a brain-fest with a cracking cast lapping up utterly brill dialogue and clever plotting then Aaron Sorkin's "Molly's Game" is a better port-of-call...
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LarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A really good feature that deserves a far wider viewing audience than it has reached as yet.
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This was a better film than I had expected, I was watching it for the story line far more than the performances of the individual actors and actresses but I have to say it was very well cast, the performances really impressed me and I would recommend it to anyone familiar with the story or not.

It is the story of John Paul Getty, the richest man in the world, who upon amassing his fortune remained frugal and suspicious of everyone, his family included (or even, perhaps, the most depending upon your perspective) and who has perhaps been a model of the villainous or Scrooge type wealthy miser in popular culture, like Mr Burns in the Simpsons.

Getty is challenged by the fact that one of the family whom he has recognized as a potential legacy, gifting him priceless artifacts casually at a happier time when they were both younger, is kidnapped and he cant break with his thinking that proffering money for anything must involve a purchase, wheeling, dealing and price dropping. Some of this has to be seen to be believed and is frankly sickening, its all entirely verifiable too and factual. Its something that the hostage's mother (who makes the greatest effort to secure his release, long after Getty has actually given up on the idea, taking solice instead in the "things" he can own, rather than the people he considers some sort of "bad investment"), Getty's security/hostage negotiator and even one of those involved in holding his family member to ransom all struggle with.

This is no one sides story or demonisation though, I'm not sure that I would say its a sympathetic portrayal of Getty but probably as sympathetic as it is possible to be. I'm sure there will be viewers who scoff at any attempt to humanise Getty and broken himself, the eternal refrain of at least he had his obscene personal wealth to fall back upon is likely. Although, that said, and maybe this is testament to the actors involved, I really had an impression of someone whose success had been emotionally crippling or who had been seriously injured at some point in his expectations of others to be rendered so, so cynical and heartless. Its really something more than the average misanthrope who rages about welfare taxes or charitable hand outs to "useless eater", that is abstract and general, horrible as it may be, this was a one time loved and cherished family member whose suffering was pretty tangible.

There is enough here to encourage cynicism, it seems no one gets rich without sharing in others exploitation or oppression on the one hand, the reality of which motivates the kidnappers. First the supposedly "political" communist/partisan kidnappers and then, which I found frankly as crazy as it was plausible (and it did happen after all), the kidnappers who subsequently take on the hostage as a purely profit driven enterprise. This was a grim piece of realism I would consider akin to some of the content of Blood Diamond when Leonard De Caprio's Rhodesian character talks about how marxism became a violent flag of convenience in Africa (a gross simplification perhaps it could be argued but prompting a discussion at all is to be commended).

A really good feature that deserves a far wider viewing audience than it has reached as yet. Recommended.
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Katy StewartReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 November 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's okay
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I have to admit that I was disappointed with this film. I watched it hot on the heels of Trust, a TV series on the bbc, and was a bit disappointed with that too. Christopher Plummer was excellent as John Paul Getty, but I felt that the way the story was told was lacking in something. In fairness there was alot about JP Getty and the peculiar way he lived with a string of young mistresses as well as an older woman who appeared to live there because she fulfilled an intellectual need. But at the end of the film, for instance, nothing was mentioned, even in a footnote, that little Paul (as the grandson was known) developed an allergy to penicillin because he was pumped full of it after his ear had been cut off. He also became an alcoholic after being given brandy to keep him warm in the freezing caves where he was held. I now own this film, since I bought it. I may watch it again and improve my opinion
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RabbitReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
The casting was good and the set design and period vehicles were well thought out and correct
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I enjoyed the film a lot. I did feel sorry for the John Paul Getty character. He was portrayed as some old miser but why should he have to bail out his dysfunctional family. Instead of loafing around Europe and taking drugs at JP’s expense they should have found work. Just because he had made lots of money is no reason for him to give it all away to them. I also agreed with his logic for not wanting to pay the ransom. Governments never give into paying ransom as they know that they would open the flood gates to similar demands and Getty knew this to be true 45 years ago. I liked the dynamic of the relationship that was built up between Paul Getty (the grandson) and one of the kidnappers. The casting was good and the set design and period vehicles were well thought out and correct. I won’t spoil the end for people but the last 15 minutes of the film were a bit farfetched.
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WiltshireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 June 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliantly acted but a bit dull :o(
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Christopher Plummer gives, arguably, the best performance of his lengthy career and it is this that makes the film so watchable.

A role he was born to play and one you can't imagine Kevin Spacey getting anywhere near to.

Michelle Williams is excellent as ever but I can't help but ask "who was Mark Wahlberg filling in for?", perhaps Matt Damon, although the role was one that would have been perfect for someone like Chris Cooper or Mark Strong e.g. someone slightly shady.

All in all , about 30 minutes too long but a decent enough film, especially if you don't know the actual story.
5 people found this helpful
Mrs. C. A. HarrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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As there was nothing worth watching on terrestrial tv on a Saturday night, I decided to rent a film, I really wanted to watch Paddington 2 but my husband is less than enthusiastic every time I click on the icon and suggest it! So I went for this one as I really love Mark Wahlberg. We were not disappointed. I think I'm right in saying that this was the film that originally starred Kevin Spacey and was replaced by Christopher Plummer. If it was then the editing is seamless. The film is brilliantly shot, the characters extremely watchable especially Mr. Getty - what a piece of work he was!. I can heartily recommend this film, no dull moments and wonderful acting from all concerned. Perhaps Paddington 2 next week eh?
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EmpireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
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The wild true story behind Ridley Scott's "All The Money In The World" - which is interestingly also the inspiration behind his brother Tony's 2004 flick "Man On Fire" - is what propels this movie to such incredibly entertaining heights. Not even withstanding the fact that a significant portion of this film was reshot over a period of time that measures out to barely a week, it's the script and narrative that are captivating enough. But factoring in all the logistical/ethical/practical dilemmas that must've played out in order for the powers-that-be to even get the chance to bring this film to the cinemagoing public, I definitely feel very lucky indeed. "All The Money In The World" is a taut, morally thought-provoking thriller with engaging characters, loads of cinematic moments, and a litany of impressive performances
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James-philip HarriesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
True story, mostly faithfully told.
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This movie is faithful to the main facts of the kidnapping of J P Getty III, the grandson of the tycoon JP Getty, the noted miser. In detail the movie may have taken some liberties. It's true Getty had a payphone in his mansion for his guests' use. I'm not sure it was a red PO telephone box.
Great performances, particularly from Plummer as Getty. One as an arrogant acquisitive monster, the other as a naive and stroppy adolescent not without courage.
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