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

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  • Smart and gripping - at least until the third act. show more

  • 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

  • Mr. Clooney’s prancing, dancing and clowning for the TV camera feel tame and vaguely self-conscious when measured, as they will be, against the calculated craziness of his role’s model, Mr. Cramer, who usually manages to seem simultaneously shrewd and stridently unhinged. show more

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