Money Monster

Money Monster
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jodie Foster
  • Cast: Jack O'Connell, Julia Roberts, George Clooney
  • UK release: 27 May 2016

Lee Gates (Clooney) is a motormouth host of a financial advice show, directed by Patty (Roberts); then desperate Kyle (O'Connell) hijacks the show and forces Lee to wear a bomb vest. Earnest and moderately entertaining hostage thriller, but despite good performances and snappy editing it comes close to being The Big Short for Dummies.

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Money Monster

23 May 20163 stars

Jodie Foster steers an entertaining but generic thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts

An earnest and entertaining look at stock market skulduggery, constricted by its adherence to genre convention and further comprised by its commercialism, Money Monster has two shining stars in front of the camera and one at the helm. Jodie Foster…

Jack O'Connell cast in Money Monster

9 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Jack O'Connell is to star alongside George Clooney in 'Money Monster'. The 24-year-old actor, who recently appeared in the Angelina Jolie-directed movie 'Unbroken', admits he couldn't pass up the opportunity to star alongside the Hollywood icon, even if…

Julia Roberts in talks to star in Jodie Foster's film

17 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Julia Roberts is in talks to star in Jodie Foster's film 'Money Monster'. The 47-year-old actress is up for a role in the financial hostage thriller which already has George Clooney on board. Foster - who is directing the film - wants Roberts to portray…

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