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
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.
Considering this is a pretty intense movie about a desperate guythreatening to shoot and blow up people, this movie had moments ofunexpected humour. The whole cinema was laughing at various points.Which was very cleverly done by director, Jodie Foster. The movie iswell scripted and well acted. Clooney and Roberts clearly enjoy workingtogether (just don't remind me of Ocean's 12). I agree with the otherreviewer who said the movie should have just stopped with the return tothe foosball table, and not gone for the schmaltzy hospital scene. Notthe greatest movie of the year and not Oscar-worthy, but well worth theprice of the movie ticket. Can't understand why it's only got a ratingof 6.8 on IMDb.