Money Monster FILM REVIEW


Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell) holds TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) at gunpoint in "Money Monster."

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets.

***1/2

Money Monster

Director: Jodie Foster

Screenplay by: Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf

Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence.

Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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