Money Monster is the name of the television program that advises people what stocks and shares are on the rise and what are on the fall. Anchoring the program is flamboyant and brash tipster Lee Gates (George Clooney). Whilst in the background is his director Patty Fenn (Julie Roberts).

Gates is running a headline story about a company called Ibis Global Capital that has just seen its investors losing 800 million dollars due to the company's complex computer algorithm apparently developing a glitch. Gates is just into the story and just about to interview live its chief communication officer (Caitriona Balfe) when, after gaining entry into the studio whilst posing as a delivery man, onto the stage wanders Kyle Budwell (British star, Jack O'Connell).

Firing a gun into the air and then strapping a bomb onto the chest of Gates we quickly find out that the young man had invested, on the recommendation of Gates, his $60000 mothers inheritance on ibis Global Capital shares and after the crash and lost it all.

What follows is a tense and edge of the seat stand off as Gates tries to talk himself out of being blown to pieces.

Clooney and Roberts, who admittedly has less to do than Clooney, her role mostly comprises of shouting directions by the way of an earpiece, into Clooney's ear, have great screen chemistry together.

The film does loose its way a bit at the end but it's a small complaint as overall director Jodie Foster shows that she's as gifted behind the camera as she is in front of it.

Money Monster is thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended, don't miss.





Money Monster (15)

1h 39m


Director: Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Caitriona Balfe

UK Release: Friday 27th May 2016