The promise of an overall theme, that tells relentless truth and uncompromising fact about some of the most wandering issues plaguing our modern society is present right from the get go. And you know what it will be. And you wish, by the end, it wasn't there. The film is nothing short of unmemorable, uninspired thriller stuff, but it's the "social commentary" that really takes the cake in awfullness.
First of all, this movie has a mediocre storyline. To be honest, the concept itself is great. It's well-executed. There's nothing wrong with Jodie Foster's direction. It is the script - which didn't explore this concept deeper. It's a shame that this movie turned into a generic thriller. The cast did just fine. George Clooney and Julia Roberts were good. But Jack O'Connell is the true scene stealer in Money Monster..
I expected more from this film than what I got. It was just a really clunky way of telling what would have otherwise been a compelling story. Dialogue was pretty stale and most of the actors portrayals of their respective characters were wooden and one note. I expected more from the likes of Clooney, Roberts, and West, who I consider fine performers. Not a complete waste of time, but Oscar contender it aint. 2 stars
Take my two favourite movie stars, one of my favourite young actors and a theme that I really care about - then fuck it all up in a big pot. Step forward Ms Jodie Foster - a woman with all the charisma of gluten free bread, the comedic sensibilities of a depressed zoo animal and the joyless sincerity of a health and safety officer. Please. Stop. Trying. To. Direct. You're just awful at it.
This film seems to be at contradictory odds, a heavy hitting drama that never transcends feeling lightweight. Critical in a neutered fashion (shifting blame onto one diabolical villain) not even angry enough to make this about the GFC. Flat satire (toilets, viagra, and WHY does he CRY during sex?!), and a big cop out for the quickly righteous Lee give this that Hollywood stink. A fascinating mess.
Ce business thriller se révèle être un spectacle assez énergique, malin, dont le scénario sait très bien enchaîner les rebondissements. Si les ficelles sont parfois un peu grosses, l'ensemble demeure très maîtrisé et efficace, avec une pointe de mise en abîme sur la manipulation télévisuelle et sa crasse arrogance. Par contre sa morale est un peu facile : le système n'est pas responsable !
Unfortunately I think Queen Jodie Foster should stick to acting. "The Beaver" was satirical but at least it had some depth and a charming dark humour quality... "Money Monster" is just one silly moment after another until that anti-climatic conclusion. It was not necessary to solve the entire case in a ludicrous way to prove a point. Every criticism portrayed was too gratuitous and heavy-handed.