Rent All the Money in the World (2017)

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2h 7min
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Synopsis:
All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother, Gail (Michelle Williams), to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty Sr.'s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Giuseppe Bonifati, , , , Nicola Di Chio, , , , , Maya Kelly, Kit Cranston
Directors:
Producers:
Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis, Dan Friedkin, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Bradley Thomas, Kevin J. Walsh
Writers:
David Scarpa, John Pearson
Others:
Christopher Plummer
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Top 100 Films, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2018
Run Time:
127 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller
  • Hostages to Fortune: The Cast
  • Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/05/2018
Run Time:
133 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, French Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller
  • Hostages to Fortune: The Cast
  • Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed

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Reviews (13) of All the Money in the World

Incorrect description from cinema paradiso - All the Money in the World review by AW

Kevin Spacey is not in this movie so the description is incorrect - see dvd front cover for correct cast

0 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

MR. PLUMMER AT HIS BEST. - All the Money in the World review by DT

WHAT AN INSIGHT INTO THAT TIME WHERE PEOPLE LIVE WITH FEAR OF THE MAFIA....AND STILL DO!

WHAT AN INSIGHT INTO THAT TIME WHERE PEOPLE LIVE WITH FEAR OF THE MAFIA....AND STILL DO!

WHAT AN INSIGHT INTO THAT TIME WHERE PEOPLE LIVE WITH FEAR OF THE MAFIA....AND STILL DO!

0 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Semi-fictional 'true' story, sadly without the great Kevin Spacey (much missed) - All the Money in the World review by PV

This is an interesting watch, as usual professionally-executed by the now 80 year old Ridley Scott.

BUT I have 2 gripes:

1) Much of this is fiction, particularly the ending. NO SPOILERS but I remember watching a TV documentary about Mr Getty in the late 1970s - shocking as he was so rich but so mean, alone in a big house, eating alone. I remember it. So when did he die?

2) I think it is just plain wrong that Kevin Spacey was 'vanished' from this movie in such a Stalinist manner. He has been accused of minor indiscretions when drunk by certain persons no doubt keen to sell their stories. He has not even been arrested or charged. And yet so cowardly are the Hollywood mob that they throw him to the lions, for fear of being tainted themselves.

Plummer is OK; but Kevin Spacey would have added more dimensions to the character. And EVEN IF he did wrong in real life, so what? Are we to vanish all writers, artists etc from view who have done wrong? If so, the bookshelves and galleries would be half empty. And didn't Elvis date a 14 year old? Shall we ban his records now and delete him from history? THAT is what I mean. Think about it. Separate the man and the work - as DH Lawrence wrote - no matter now many metoo boowho whingers scream and yell for their own egomaniac, attention-seeking, infantile, victimhood-craving, compo-chasing purposes (my words).

Sadly in these pc gestapo times it seems this sort of USSR/Nazi vanishing of undesirables will continue, as we are forced to suffer tedious movies full of female and black characters to tick the diversity metoo boohoo boxes. That is why I hardly ever visit the cinema these days. I watch TV dramas dominated by white men like Breaking Bad which you'll never see in a movie now, as half the characters have to be female and black according to a decree demanded by the diversity gestapo.

4 stars. I esp liked the visuals here, esp of Hadrian's Villa near Rome which I have visited.

6 out of 11 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

All the Money in the World review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Say what you will of Ridley Scott but his ability to shoot film is impressive. He pulled off his greatest feat with All The Money In The World, a real-life thriller that was to star Kevin Spacey as the elderly John Paul Getty. But when the controversy broke out over Spacey’s indecency, Scott decided to do what seemed like the impossible; recast Spacey’s part with Christopher Plummer, reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes and still make the deadline of hitting theaters in only a few weeks. Considering how much was reshot and how well Plummer owns this role, it’s an astounding stunt of how quickly Scott can turn out greatness.

The Getty family is established one of wealth and pride. John Paul Getty had built himself up as the most established of oil tycoons, able to afford a comfortable life for his family and purchase incredibly expensive paintings. He’s also very frugal as a classic miser, desiring to do his own laundry in his lavish estate as opposed to hiring someone to do it for him. So when he discovers that his teenage grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), has been kidnapped by an Italian crime ring, he’s not exactly keen to shell out the $17 million being asked for in the ransom.

Frustrated with J’s refusal to pay is John’s mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams), who had originally divorced John Paul II (Andrew Buchan) for his drug problem. She doesn’t have the money to pay, having reject alimony. And J is certainly not going to help her monetarily if he has to, considering that anyone could kidnap a Getty and make a mint if they tried. It doesn’t help that he also views his blood as property, treating his grandson with the same wealth and impersonal desire of a fancy product on auction.

What J is willing to spend money on is his associate of an oil negotiator, Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg). Fletcher previously worked for the CIA so he has a bit of an idea on how to handle this situation as the criminals get antsy and the media swarms around the family. Fletcher tries to keep thing professional but the more he takes an emotional interest in Gail, the more vicious he feels towards the uncaring old Getty.

The tensions are ramped high not just with the Getty family feuding over finances. The grandsons kidnappers are unstable and disorganized. When one fearful gang member accidentally shows his face to the grandson, the gang takes precautions and disposes of the exposed criminals, leaving behind a burnt corpse. The criminal ring taking in the grandson goes the extra mile to show they mean business by slicing off a body part and mailing it to grandpa Getty. Realizing nobody will come for him, the grandson will have to find his own way out or rely on the humanity of others to see how inhuman this hostage situation has become.

The film could have either been entirely about the Getty negotiations or the third Getty generation escaping his kidnappers. Presenting them both with an equal balance of screen time makes the film all the more stirring and encompassing. More than just the messiness of the situation, the movie boasts real character dynamics and conflicted outlooks, as when the eldest Getty slowly comes to realization of the error in his ways, mounting with each day he refuses payment. If not a brilliant film by Scott’s standards, it’s another fantastic showcase of Christopher Plummer’s acting that has aged as the finest of wine.

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