(2016) (George Clooney, Julia Roberts) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramatic Thriller: A financial TV host and his producer must contend with an irate investor taking him hostage live on the air, resulting in a hasty examination of the stock price drop that created the situation.
- Lee Gates (GEORGE CLOONEY) is the flamboyant TV host of the financial news show "Money Monster." While unsuccessful at marriage, he's made lots of money mixing financial advice and entertainment, but his longtime producer, Patty Fenn (JULIA ROBERTS), has had enough and is soon going to leave for other ventures, although she hasn't let him know yet. That has to wait, however, as 24-year-old Kyle Budwell (JACK O'CONNELL), irate about losing $60,000 he invested in IBIS Clear Capital, manages to get on the set and take Lee, cameraman Lenny (LENNY VENITO), and others hostage. He's upset that Lee highly recommended the stock that recently tanked -- to the tune of $800 million -- and wants both answers and an apology.
Able to speak to Lee via his broadcast earpiece, Patty tries to keep the situation from turning deadly -- a predicament heightened by the fact that Kyle has outfitted Lee with a bomb vest and holds a detonator switch in his hand -- and sends producer Ron Sprecher (CHRISTOPHER DENHAM) off to get answers as quickly as possible. They eventually get IBIS Chief Communications Officer Diane Lester (CAITRIONA BALFE) on a remote live interview, but she initially only reads from the corporate playbook, all to keep things contained and protect her boss and lover, IBIS CEO Walt Camby (DOMINIC WEST).
At the same time, NYPD officer Capt. Powell (GIANCARLO ESPOSITO) sets up a command post nearby and eventually sends some of his men into the building. As Lee and Patty try to prevent Kyle from doing anything too hasty on the set, they begin digging into what caused IBIS' stock to tank, resulting in revelations none of them or Kyle had been expecting.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Older ones might if they're fans of Clooney, Roberts or anyone else in the cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence.
That's just the introduction of this review. The full review -- available to our members -- includes summaries of the sex, nudity, profanity, violence and more (15 categories) so you won't be surprised by what you might see or hear in this movie.
We have two options for you:
1) If you're ready to sign for a monthly ($5/month) membership, you can sign up now and get immediate access to this review, others released this week, and thousands of others going back several decades.
We offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose by signing up. If you're not happy with what we offer, simply contact us and ask for a refund and we'll process that right away.
2) If you want to check out our site first, we invite you to sign up for a FREE 3-day Pass into our Membership Site to our site so that you can finish reading the review as well as take a look at the thousands of other reviews on our site.
No credit card is needed and there's no obligation to continue after the 3 days (although we hope you'll like what you see and then join us as full members).
By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.
All Rights Reserved,
©1996-2022 Screen It, Inc.