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Money Monster

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6.51 h 38 min2016X-RayHDRUHD15
Financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) & his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) work against the clock to unravel a conspiracy.
Directors
Jodie Foster
Starring
George ClooneyJulia RobertsJack O'Connell
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Dominic WestCaitriona BalfeGiancarlo EspositoChristopher DenhamLenny VenitoChris BauerDennis BoutsikarisEmily MeadeCondola RashadAaron Yoo
Producers
George Clooney
Studio
TriStar Pictures
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Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

885 global ratings

  1. 57% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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DRKReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's a good watch after a hard day
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Two reviews have hit this on the head, it's a story line, not a plot. it's an easy watch after a hard day and it's not too taxing. It's pretty light viewing and not overly challenging or stimulating, if that's you're thing this is not for you. Other than that it's a good watch.

There are some comic moments in this, but don't want to spoil if you haven't seen it and it does, as a previous reviewer has noted, makes you wonder about the role of TV pundits / "advisors" and ........
4 people found this helpful
Call me AlReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
When is a glitch not a glitch?
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Unfolding in real time Money Monster is an entertaining combination of thriller, satire and drama. Directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, a live broadcast of a popular razzmatazz stock market investment show quickly develops into a hostage situation when a disgruntled investor invades the set intent on making a killing, but not in the financial sense. Having lost his life savings Jack O’Connell’s deliveryman wants to know the reason behind the failure of a supposedly ‘dead cert’ investment pimped by Clooney’s smugly garrulous shock-jock presenter. There are definitely echoes of Sidney Lumet’s brilliant Network and Dog Day Afternoon here, and although not approaching the high quality of those movies still effectively conveys an insightful commentary on the ethics of Wall Street within a tension-filled narrative. The movie is not without humour and the interaction between Clooney and Roberts is reminiscent of that between William Hurt and Holly Hunter in the underrated 1980s comedy-drama Broadcast News. Solidly written and well-acted this is a thoroughly accessible and thoughtful exploration (albeit not too deep) of the world of stocks and shares.
3 people found this helpful
Chris GelderdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 October 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bang On The Money
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I went into this knowing only what I’d picked up from the trailer, and I left feeling very entertained and quite moved. With the talented efforts of those behind and in front of the camera, this thriller isn’t over-long or over-complex or full of economical trading mumbo-jumbo that forces you to feel stupid for half of the story. It’s to the point, well made and well-acted.

Jodie Foster, here directing, takes cues from her role in ‘Inside Man’, gives us a similar styled thriller that isn’t rushed or overly dramatic, but more character focused and lets you unravel the mystery with our leads. George Clooney and Jack O’Connell are our main pairing for most of the film, battling each other with words, heightened emotion and, at times, violent outbursts. Julia Roberts, in one of her best and most grounded roles for some time, supports them and us with her calm overseeing of the situation from behind her director’s booth as the drama unfolds live on air both in the studio and on the streets of New York.

Clooney is confident and self-assured, but starts to see the failings in his own life and how he fails to see the real people who trust his word as gospel. O'Connell is desperate, dangerous and fragile, acting out of what many people can relate too - seeking answers. Both are from different ends of the economic ladder, but come to meet half-way and are no different from each other as humans towards the end.

While this doesn’t re-invent the wheel for the narrative or character motives (to be honest, what the hell does nowadays), it delivers fresh ideas into the mix like the broadcasting on live TV and the cutting between the action in the studio and the external investigation outside of it which allows both to come together for the finale and chance to experience Dominic West’s ever dependable sly and manipulative anti-villain.

I personally was hooked from the start, investing in the set-up and our characters and following them through to the end. The settings are confined, but never claustrophobic. We can see the action play out without feeling alienated from the growing tension between Gates and Budwell, and also with Fenn and her production team. Each character takes a journey when faced with staring death in the face, and by the end your perceptions on them all will be changed from the initial set-up.

I spent a good portion of the second half picking my nails and holding my holds tight in anticipation of what was going to happen next and how. I didn’t want to be floored with plot twists and turns, I just wanted to be entertained and believe in what I was seeing, and I was, which made it more entertaining than I expected without boring me or losing momentum. It is a relevant film and one I can imagine being very factual over fiction due to the current economic climate and murky world of corrupt traders, investors and businesses.

It’s not over-long and not boring. It has a solid team of experienced cast and crew which you know will deliver something engaging. It’s well shot, cleverly presented and full of tense moments and fine performances. It’s well worth your time and money to invest in.
WhinbrookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 June 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Quite Gripping
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Quite gripping and an original story, very much of a current theme. Clooney was okay but Julia Roberts was very good - should really do more stuff these days. Will keep your interest right up to the slightly predictable end.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Surprising.
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Clooney is not my favourite actor so I was not expecting too much but in fact it turned out to be very interesting. The relationship between Clooney and the 'baddie' was well written and Julia Roberts turned in a good performance. The ending was sad but then life isn't a box of chocolates.
Deb loves filmsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 January 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Careful what you invest in...
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I enjoyed this film. George Clooney was good as the t.v presenter who was taken hostage but for me the star of the film was the disgruntled investor played by Jack O'Connell, he was superb and you go through lots of different emotions with him. My husband didn't think he would like this film but started watching it and stayed till the end thoroughly enjoying it too.
Mama GReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding.
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Superb film, all performers are brilliant, great storyline, great dialogue, thrilling from start to finish. Pop the kettle on and let yourself be absorbed by this wee belter.
Jed FesterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 October 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth it.
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Acting is good but the plot is frustratingly unrealistic. So much so that you naturally assume there must be more to it that this!... you wait for that final twist to explain it all and then nothing. An obvious and underwhelming culmination. I don’t know if the movie is trying to ‘say’ something about the money hungry culture we live in but it’s a Hollywood movie not zeitgeist ffs! Yeh don’t waste your time.
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