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Money Monster (2016)

Director:
Jodie Foster
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Money Monster
RUNNING TIME
99 minutes
Producer:
Lara Alameddine
George Clooney
Daniel Dubiecki
Grant Heslov
Screenwriter:
Alan Di Fiore
Jim Kouf
Jamie Linden


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Lee Gates George Clooney
Patty Fenn Julia Roberts
Kyle Budwell Jack O'Connell
Walt Camby Dominic West
Diane Lester Caitriona Balfe
Captain Marcus Powell Giancarlo Esposito
Ron Sprecher Christopher Denham
Lenny Lenny Venito
Lieutenant Nelson Chris Bauer

 

Review

George Clooney plays an unscrupulous TV host of a trashy and immoral financial advice show who is audaciously attacked and taken hostage live on the air by a begrudged viewer who has lost his life savings following Clooney's bad tip. This is acerbic and partly well-formulated social criticism with a hint of absurdity to it; think a cross between Dog Day Afternoon, Mad City and The Big Short. Unfortunately, the film outstays its welcome and cannot bring any true emotional relevance into the mix, and so there remains a void between the over-the-top atmosphere in the film's first half and the sudden heart it gains towards the end.

Copyright 31.12.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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