Money Monster

Money Monster

Money Monster

Thriller following a popular TV financial reporter (George Clooney) - "The Wizard of Wall Street" - who is taken hostage, live on air, by an irate investor. Co-stars Jack O'Connell and Julia Roberts. Directed by Jodie Foster.

2016Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes98 minsUSA
Thriller
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

It can be a glorious thing when movies attempt to boil down public rancor over a certain issue into a fictional story about one man's struggle – the power of cinema to distill widely held feelings into a propulsive, personal story is unmatched. That was clearly the goal here, to spin the widespread enmity for the 1% into a gripping real-time thriller in which specific characters are held accountable for the financial inequalities that divide our society.

2.0

A tautly directed hostage thriller with an outstanding cast

Is it fair to criticise a movie for not being what it could have been? Some critics have pointed out that Money Monster (2016) does not go far enough in attacking the root causes of recent global financial meltdowns. But this is only one movie with one voice, and it was made for entertainment. If you want to see the shape of a movie-led subversive campaign...

4.0

Worth the Money

An engaging thriller with great performances from Clooney and Roberts but is ultimately let down by the third act.

3.0

A good watch

4.0

A mediocre TV-grade drama

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

As an indictment of Wall Street chicanery, it’s largely toothless; as a pure thriller, it only quickens the pulse once or twice; as a conspiracy saga, its central mystery falls flat.

Time Out

Time Out

press

There's no escaping it: Money Monster is a basic, silly movie. But it has on its side a top-notch cast and an entire absence of self-seriousness.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

You miss the lingering after-sting of catharsis that was a regular signature of Lumet’s work, but in the heat of the moment, Money Monster’s bluster and nerve keeps you hooked.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You will not necessarily learn anything here about how TV or high finance really work, but you will be invited to enjoy the illusion of such enlightenment in the skilled and charismatic company of Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is no masterpiece, but it’s amiable slice of popcorn entertainment.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Foster's film doesn't doubt that money rules our lives. But it does wonder, provocatively, why we're dumb enough to let it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film that is both less entertaining and less significant than it imagines.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Unfortunately, as a director, Foster shows no knack or instinct for building tension; her style is strictly presentational, brisk and efficient...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fast-paced, entertaining, if somewhat on-the-nose mélange of thriller, satire, and drama...

4.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

It can be a glorious thing when movies attempt to boil down public rancor over a certain issue into a fictional story about one man's struggle – the power of cinema to distill widely held feelings into a propulsive, personal story is unmatched. That was clearly the goal here, to spin the widespread enmity for the 1% into a gripping real-time thriller in which specific characters are held accountable for the financial inequalities that divide our society.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

As an indictment of Wall Street chicanery, it’s largely toothless; as a pure thriller, it only quickens the pulse once or twice; as a conspiracy saga, its central mystery falls flat.

Time Out

Time Out

press

There's no escaping it: Money Monster is a basic, silly movie. But it has on its side a top-notch cast and an entire absence of self-seriousness.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

You miss the lingering after-sting of catharsis that was a regular signature of Lumet’s work, but in the heat of the moment, Money Monster’s bluster and nerve keeps you hooked.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You will not necessarily learn anything here about how TV or high finance really work, but you will be invited to enjoy the illusion of such enlightenment in the skilled and charismatic company of Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is no masterpiece, but it’s amiable slice of popcorn entertainment.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Foster's film doesn't doubt that money rules our lives. But it does wonder, provocatively, why we're dumb enough to let it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A film that is both less entertaining and less significant than it imagines.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Unfortunately, as a director, Foster shows no knack or instinct for building tension; her style is strictly presentational, brisk and efficient...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fast-paced, entertaining, if somewhat on-the-nose mélange of thriller, satire, and drama...

4.0

A tautly directed hostage thriller with an outstanding cast

Is it fair to criticise a movie for not being what it could have been? Some critics have pointed out that Money Monster (2016) does not go far enough in attacking the root causes of recent global financial meltdowns. But this is only one movie with one voice, and it was made for entertainment. If you want to see the shape of a movie-led subversive...

4.0

Worth the Money

An engaging thriller with great performances from Clooney and Roberts but is ultimately let down by the third act.

3.0

A good watch

4.0

A mediocre TV-grade drama

3.0