Money Monster

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"Not every conspiracy is a theory."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.5  (104,419)
  • 55

Money Monster is an American thriller movie that released in 2016. Directed by Jodie Foster, the star-studded cast of the movie includes George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O'Connell in the leading roles. The plot of the movie revolves around the financial guru Lee Gates, who is taken hostage on his show "Money Monster" by a young man who lost all his money due to a flawed investment that Lee had suggested on his show.

The movie opens with a glimpse of the flamboyant financial TV host, Lee Gates (George Clooney). Gates hosts a popular financial TV show named "Money Monster", where he advises viewers on how to invest their money in stocks. One day, during a live show, a young man named Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell) barges onto the set, armed with a gun and a bomb vest wrapped around his body. He takes Lee and his crew hostage, demanding answers about a failed investment that he was advised to make after following Lee's recommendation on the show. Kyle lost all of his life savings, and now he wants answers.

What follows is a tense standoff between Kyle and Lee, mediated by the show's producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts), who communicates with the pair via their earpieces. The live broadcast turns into a high-stakes drama as the world watches Kyle's actions unfold, and Lee tries his best to talk him out of the situation. The camera zooms in and out as there's a constant switch between the live show and the control room, where Patty tries to manage and defuse the situation.

As the story unfolds, the movie takes a deep dive into the world of Wall Street's greed and corruption. It is revealed that the investment that Kyle made, which resulted in his financial ruin, was in a company called Ibis Clear Capital, which Gates had been excessively promoting on his show. It is alleged that the CEO of Ibis, Walt Camby (Dominic West), knew about a system glitch that caused a massive loss of investment, but did nothing to alert his investors. Camby's employees, including Kyle's ex-girlfriend, are taking the fall for the mistake, while Camby himself is nowhere to be found.

Gates uses this opportunity to dig deep into the corrupt world of the stock market and uncover the truth about what happened to Kyle and his investment. What follows is an intense and fast-paced race against time, as Gates tries to find out what went wrong with Ibis's algorithm, and Kyle’s mental state starts to crumble under the pressure.

The performance of the lead actors in the movie is impeccable. George Clooney and Julia Roberts have previously worked together, but their chemistry in this movie is out of the world. Jack O'Connell, known for his previous work in Unbroken, delivers a powerful performance as the young man who has lost everything. Foster manages to build an anxiety-ridden atmosphere that never lets the audience lose interest in the movie. She adds a human touch to the financial jargon that has overtaken the industry, thanks to Gates' character.

In conclusion, the movie is an intense thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Money Monster serves as a cautionary tale of the greed and corruption that runs rampant in the financial industry, but it is also an engrossing drama that keeps the audiences riveted to the screen. With its impressive cast, outstanding performances, and realistic portrayal of the financial industry, it is definitely worth a watch.

Money Monster is a 2016 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 55.

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  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (104,419)
  • Metascore
    55