The causes of the global financial crisis of 2008-2010 and themechanisms that speculators use are complicated and thus not easilypackaged into a 90-minute movie. But movies such as "Margin Call","Arbitrage", "Wall Street" and especially the documentary "Inside Job"do a much better job of explaining them than "Money Monster". Producer-actor George Clooney is known for his anti-establishment movies, andones such as "Ides of March" are excellent. But on this occasion he anddirector Jodie Foster try to do too much: denunciation of Wall Street,financial markets, crooked bankers and the news media. Clooney'scharacter is akin to that of well-known financial network programhosts, and thus not original. His banter with Robert's character is attimes funny and in my view only saving grace of "Money Monster". Butmany parts of the plot are a stretch: lack of security at a majorfinancial news network and police restraint. The corrupt banker'sinvestment is in the same sector as in "Arbitrage". Globalization hasmany discontents. Movies and the media should be cautious about comingclose to justifying violent reactions, especially as copycat behaviorhas been proved.
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Money Monster (2016)
Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
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In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets.
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Reviewed byalexmuns-203-832721Vote: 3/10/10
This is one of few real time films -meaning the flow of events matchesthe duration of the film- that is quite successful in keeping theviewer's attention all along, and Jodie Foster is very efficient as adirector presenting what seems initially a daunting technical subject(how a computer "glitch" causes an 800 Million Dollar loss toshareholders in a public traded company) as a dramatic thriller thatnever looses pace.
The cast is excellent, Julia Roberts as the ever conscious producercalculating how each camera angle is best to follow on the unfoldinglive drama, George Clooney in one of his finest roles as the carelesstheatrical advice giver of the money program who gradually comes torealize how damaging his show is to the masses (in one particulartouching scene he is in the street in NY and sees on-lookers imitatinghis dance moves on the show, and he becomes aware of what a buffoon heis), and finally Jack O'Connel who is very convincing as the candidinvestor who really wants to know how "the system" works (casting himwas an inspired choice, he is not a well-known actor so he adds morecredibility to the character he plays, a simple man from the street wholooses all his money in Wall Street). None of the main or evensecondary characters in the film are one dimensional, they have theirproblems (like lonely dinners for some) and concerns and values,whether it is the camera man or the public relations lady officerreporting to the big CEO, or even the main police officers in charge,all are multi-dimensional characters and their human aspects are notignored.
Even though the film deals with a serious subject, an eye openerleading one to wonder about the real money monsters out there, itremains an excellent thriller with top class actors.
Wall Streets fat cats are the target of Jodie Foster's real-timethriller Money Monster, as a live broadcast of a tacky but successfulfinancial advice show is turned into edge-of-the-seat entertainment bythose watching. It's a satire of both our eagerness to lap up whatevergibberish were told as long as it promises to make us money, and ourmorbid fascination with watching live streams of death and destructionin the era of information. Although both subjects have been tackledbefore, it's an intriguing premise, especially with the acting talentinvolved. Sadly, Foster seemingly hasn't picked up on the skills ofDavid Fincher and Martin Scorsese while under their direction, andMoney Monster is a toothless, unfocused effort.
Financial expert Lee Gates (George Clooney) is about to air the latestedition of Money Monster, a show in which he dishes out money-makingadvice on the stock market in a cynical, over-the-top style. In thewake of a technical 'glitch' in a trading algorithm which coststockholders £800 million, IBIS CEO Walt Camby (Dominic West) pulls outof a live interview, leaving IBIS chief communications officer DianeLester (Caitriona Balfe) to face Gates' questions instead. Once theshow goes live, delivery driver Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell) burstsonto the set with a gun and a home- made bomb jacket, demanding answersto why the $60,000 he invested in IBIS has vanished withoutexplanation, leaving Gates and his trusted director Patty Fenn (JuliaRoberts) to track down Camby and keep Kyle distracted.
The real-time format seems custom made for tension and excitement, butFoster displays little talent for setting the pulses racing. Herapproach is to shoot clinically and unfussily, similar in many ways toClint Eastwood, who has made some excellent movies, but whose films oflate have been somewhat cold and careless. It blows its wad early on,serving up all the best moments before the film really gets going.Although he is hardly the buffoon he plays regularly under the guidanceof the Coen brothers, watching Clooney dance to rap music while wearingan oversized dollar-sign necklace is a joy, and he plays the despicablecable-host reptile remarkably well. When he is quickly silenced by thegun-waving intruder, he stops his sleazeball routine and begins anunbelievable redemptive arc, losing the charisma in the process.
The same can be said of O'Connell, who channels the same repressed ragehe did so well in the excellent Starred Up (2013), but is quicklysubdued as Gates and Fenn start to ask their own questions. He isarguably the true hero of the film, if somewhat misguided, but Fosterseems to lose interest in him while the rich take over and try to savethe day instead. It's a contradictory message, and the decision to makethe enemy one man with an expensive suit and an untrustworthy smile,rather than the masters of the universe running the world that the filmshould be attacking, reeks of a lack of ambition. It's a missedopportunity, and the performances are the only real positive I tookaway from the film. I would have been happier watching a movie focusedsolely on a man like Gates, and what helps him sleep at night.