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Money Monster (2016)

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Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

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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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Anyone who can get out, get out right now. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality and brief violence. | See all certifications »

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13 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El maestro del dinero  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,788,157 (USA) (13 May 2016)

Gross:

$41,008,532 (USA) (29 July 2016)
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2014 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

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At about 23:00, when Kyle puts the gun to Lee's head, the trigger is pulled all the way back, but the hammer has not dropped. The safety is not engaged (the safety switch is horizontal, not slightly up-angled into the slide catch notch). I suspect this is a modified "prop" gun. Still.....if it is supposed to be a real gun, the scene is factually incorrect. But, I am open to correction. See more »

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Lee Gates: Okay, here we go. Are you listening? Are you paying attention out there? Good. Because it's about to get complicated, so I'm gonna start out slow and make it nice and simple for you. You don't have a *clue* where your money is. See, once upon a time, you could walk into your bank, and they'd open a vault and point to a gold brick. Not anymore. Your money - that thing that you bust your ass for - it's nothing more than a few photons of energy traveling through a massive network of ...
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What Makes The World Go Round? (MONEY!)
Written by Dan Nakamura (as Daniel Nakamura) and Del (as Teren Delvon Jones)
Additional Arrangement by Daniel Rojas
Produced by Dan Nakamura (as Dan The Automator)
Performed by Dan Nakamura (as Dan The Automator) featuring Del (as Del The Funky Homosapien)
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Undemanding but reasonably entertaining
31 January 2017 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

A disgruntled investor takes over a TV studio after losing money on the advice of a TV presenter.

Jack O'Connell an actor who excels at playing menacing characters and is great as the investor with a point to prove. It's hard not to have sympathy with his character with the endless smug investor professionals on TV peddling their greed on a daily basis. Clooney is as smooth as usual and Julia Roberts does her usual decent job.

Hostage type dramas have been done to death and it takes something special these days for a film to excel. This one doesn't really excel but there are aspects of it that at least try and be different to the usual clichés.

The story started to lose my interest after the first half hour but the tension does thankfully build and rescues the film from a slow death.

I like the message behind the movie that greed is bad and wealth can't protect you and as an undemanding thriller this does the job. Just don't expect to be blown away by it.


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