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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 them and their crew as hostage.

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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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Not every conspiracy is a theory. 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:

€1,075,204 (Italy) (15 May 2016)

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$41,012,075 (USA) (4 August 2016)
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Julia Roberts' character was originally called Nancy. 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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Hectic and unconvincing and self righteous
2 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Didn't like this movie despite the star cast and timely topic. A man who lost money from a bad stock tip goes after the TV financial adviser (similar to Mad Money's Jim Cramer) whose flamboyant show talked up the shares of a company that crashed. There is something too much about the self righteousness that the people demonstrate. Don't feel for any of the characters. Who asked him to put all his eggs in one basket? Who gave the George's character the right to act so self righteous at the end. He still gave advice carelessly. The one dimensional evil CEO thing has been done to death. Time to find another villain! George is too George Clooney acting as this financial guru - not convincing. Julia Roberts looks tired rather than concerned or anxious as she ought to be. Jack O'Connor from Unbroken is a bit out of place looks to much from across the pond. Nice to see Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad as a cop.

Jodie Foster is not a great director. Her style is hectic and not well paced - a bit manic like the way she talks and acts.

Not a must see.


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