• Money Monster (2016)

Money Monster

Release Date: May 13th, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 6th, 2016

R |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show "Money Monster." Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he's also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.

Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito

Director: Jodie Foster

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Smokehouse, Allegiance Theater

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Office, 2010s, Brooding, Sacrifice, Quest, Intense, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, as a director, Foster shows no knack or instinct for building tension; her style is strictly presentational, brisk and efficient, but with no sly trickery, desire to surprise or to forge technique that suggests an imaginative approach to storytelling. show more

  • 40
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Clooney and Roberts are both good fits for their roles, and they do what they can with the material they’re provided. It’s just that the material they’re provided is so crummy. show more

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The movie is competently made, but also perfunctory, telling us things about the greed of rich business executives and the shallowness of cable TV that we already know. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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