Money Monster

Lists: Drama, Thriller

Brief 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 family's money on a bad tip, he holds Lee and his entire show hostage on air threatening to kill Lee if he does not get the stock up 24 and a half points before the bell."

Overall Ranking: 1751 (Rank from 2016: # 94)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 9.09%
Regular 54.55%
Half-Popped 27.27%
Stale 9.09%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Keith Noakes85(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies80(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine80 - Jodi Foster is one of those rare individuals in this business who can take long periods of time off and yet continues to command respect, stays relevant and never loses her ability to find and tell good stories.
(full review)
Rewatch: 5
Bryan Lienesch78 - I guess the question is whether or not this is supposed to just be a standalone thriller with no social commentary or is it a message on Wall Street? Because if it is the latter, while it definitely rides the wave of populist anger, it doesn't seem so sure as to who to blame for the mess. Is it the television shtick-heavy hack? Or is it the corrupt businessman? Or perhaps it's just the system in general? Ironically, the one man the movie never tries to blame is the guy with the gun.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 3
Dave Examines Movies78(full review)
Stewart Hoffman70(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10170
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes64(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Dan O'Neill40(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman30 - Uninspiring tripe
(full review)

People Involved

  • George Clooney (Lee Gates)
  • Caitriona Balfe (Diane Lester)
  • Jack OConnell (Kyle Budwell)
  • Julia Roberts (Patty Fenn)
  • Olivia Luccardi (Arlene)
  • Dominic West (Walt Camby)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Captain Marcus Powell)
  • Emily Meade (Molly)
  • Chris Bauer (Lt. Nelson)
  • Dennis Boutsikaris (James Goodloe)
  • (Director)
  • Jodie Foster (Director)