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Money Monster review

30 May 2016 4:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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George Clooney stars and Jodie Foster directs: here's our review of Money Monster...

“We don’t do gotcha journalism here,” says TV executive producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) near the beginning of Money Monster, before wearily adding, “We don’t do journalism, period.”

Taking Network and Dog Day Afternoon as reference points, the new film by Jodie Foster uses a straightforward thriller format to examine the loss of trust between the powerful, the powerless and the media in recent times. It's less mischievous about it than Adam McKay's The Big Short, which sustained its articulate rage about the financial crisis to devastating comedic effect, but as the above line suggests, it's also accordingly more multiplex-friendly in its satirical leanings.

Money Monster is the live cable show presented by financial guru Lee Gates (George Clooney), who pitches himself as an entertainer rather than a journalist, much to Patty's frustration. »

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Film Review: Money Monster (2016): Jodie Foster’s Solid Directing Clashes With Lame Script

17 May 2016 9:11 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Money Monster Review Money Monster (2016) Film Review, a movie directed by Jodie Foster, starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Dennis Boutsikaris, Emily Meade, Condola Rashad, Aaron Yoo, Carsey Walker, Jr. , and Grant Rosenmeyer. Following an out-of-competition screening this past weekend, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster received […] »

- Samuel Murrian

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Foster's Socially Conscious Wall Street Hostage Thriller Suffers from Triteness, Dishonesty

13 May 2016 6:57 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Money Monster' with George Clooney and Jack O'Connell: TV celebrity and unwise investor/hostage taker. 'Money Monster' review: Jodie Foster movie suffers from both qualitative and intellectual disconnect Sometimes there's a difference between what a movie thinks it is and what it actually is. Usually it's a qualitative disconnect, as in “this movie thinks it's exciting but it's actually boring” or “this movie assumes Kevin Hart is funny when, in fact, he's not.” In the case of Money Monster, the divide is also an intellectual versus anti-intellectual one. The fourth film directed by Jodie Foster fancies itself a ripped from the headlines wail from the bottom of the economic ladder. A thriller-cum-exposé into how Wall Street and big media suckered average Americans into following the Pied Pipers of TV's financial punditry class over the cliff into economic ruin. However, the movie we're really getting is »

- Mark Keizer

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (May 13, 2016)

12 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is back! Below you'll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week's fresh offerings.  Starting this month, we've also put together a list for the entire month. We've included this week's list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.  See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for May 2016 Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, May 13. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide Money Monster Director: Jodie Foster Cast: George Clooney, Caitriona Balfe, Jack O'Connell, Julia Roberts, Olivia Luccardi, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Meade, Chris Bauer, Dennis Boutsikaris Synopsis: "Lee Gates is a TV personality whose insider tips have made him the money guru of Wall Street. When Kyle loses all of his. »

- Steve Greene

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