Money Monster

Genre:  Drama, Thriller | Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: May 13, 2016
DVD/BluRay: September 6, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 2.95
based on 108 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Meade

Synopsis

TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) gives insider tips on air, aimed at everyday people, which has earned him a title as the money guru of Wall Street. A young man named Kyle (Jack O'Connell) watches the show and places all of his family's money on a tip from Gates.

When the tip proves to be bad and the money is all lost, Kyle goes to the station and takes Lee and his entire show hostage on air. He threatens to kill Lee unless he gets the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell.

The show's ratings soar as the entire country tunes in to watch the hostage situation unfold. At the same time, the crazy happenings put a light on a possible scandal.

Director: Jodie Foster
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Daniel Dubiecki, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Lara Alameddine
Screenplay: Alan DiFiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden

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  • 3 stars "wasn't to bad, 3 stars"
  • 2 stars "Boring"
  • 5 stars "I just loved it"