Money Monster Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 7390

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 31

Theatrical Release Date: 05/13/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/06/2016

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jodie Foster

Actors: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito

Plot: Lee Gates is a larger-than-life TV personality who has made a name for himself hawking financial advice on a network TV and putting Wall Street in its place. But after touting a tech stock that mysteriously tanks, an investor who lost everything takes the host and crew hostage. That leaves Gates and his ace producer Patty Fenn having to work on two fronts - staying alive and figuring out why the stock suddenly crashed. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

t sometimes feels like a missed opportunity to really cut into the ideas it sets up, but "Money Monster" is an exciting enough hostage thriller.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 12/17/2016

A thinly plotted thriller made more enjoyable thanks to a good cast.

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Mainstream - wrote on 07/05/2016

Clooney spielt den Showmaster Lee Gates, der zwischen zwei Go Go Girls anzügliche Bemerkungen macht und dabei über einzelne Aktien spricht. Julia Roberts ist die Produzentin dieser Show, die schliesslich kein Journalismus sein will. Ihre Stimme hat Lee im Ohr, wenn er seine Anlagenberatung zum Besten gibt. Im amerikanischen Fernsehen gibt es eine Sendung, die Money Monster tatsächlich ähnelt und daran orientiert sich Jodie Foster in ihrer vierten Regie-Arbeit. Die ist, wie nicht anders zu erwarten, gut gemeint und sehr altbacken. Die Handlung kennen wir bereits, zumindest sämtliche Elemente, die hier zusammen geklebt werden. Schliesslich tritt der kleine Mann auf, der Lastwagenfahrer Kyle (Jack O'Connell), der durch Lees Tipps alles verloren hat. Er will sich rächen, während live …

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Decent Thriller, Timely Message

Snoogans - wrote on 05/24/2016

'Money Monster' is a real-time thriller with a stellar cast. I was involved right from the start. The setup is brief, but informative. We get right into the thick of the dire situation. We don't always stay in the area of the imminent threat. Many times the film cuts to multiple perspectives: spectators from around the world, police attempting to handle this situation, and people involved with the issue that originally motivated the captor. It's interesting to see the show's director and her assistants attempt to investigate the potential crimes committed within the stock exchange, while also handling the televised hostage situation. However, it's main purpose is solely to pin the blame on a certain character, thus detracting focus from the tense situation. The ideas behind the …

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