Release Date: 1 September 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell
On the air. Out of time.
Gates is held hostage during a live broadcast by an armed and angry young man (Jack O’Connell) that’s lost a $60k inheritance through a bad investment, and holds Gates responsible for endorsing the stocks.
Money Monster begins as a tense real-time thriller, with Gates attempting to fast talk his way out of the situation with the help of his producer (Julia Roberts) via an earpiece. But then the film morphs into a blackly humorous revenge fantasy for anyone who’s lost big time on the stock market.
Watching Wall Street come tumbling down has never been so much fun, thanks to Jodie Foster’s fluid direction, brisk pacing, and energetic performances that are bang on the money.