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All the Money in the World (2017)

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Critic Consensus: All the Money in the World offers an absorbing portrayal of a true story, brought compellingly to life by a powerful performance from Christopher Plummer.

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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's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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Michelle Williams
as Abigail Harris
Christopher Plummer
as Jean Paul Getty
Mark Wahlberg
as Fletcher Chase
Romain Duris
as Cinquanta
Charlie Plummer
as John Paul Getty III
Andrew Buchan
as John Paul Getty II
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At 88, Christopher is at the top of his game. He turns Getty into a dastardly miser with an aggrieved core. There hasn't been such a lonely mogul in the movies since Orson Welles's Charles Foster Kane expired with "Rosebud" on his lips.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

All the Money in the World ultimately ends up feeling like a curio, albeit one with hints of something much grander hiding behind those Getty Estate walls.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A better title might have been "All the Movies in the World." We get a thriller, of sorts, and a crime movie, of sorts (Romain Duris, as a kidnapper, gives the most appealing performance). It's also a morality tale crossed with family melodrama.

December 28, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

For a time this movie will probably be best known for the behind-the-scenes drama. But the work itself deserves to endure as one of the better films of 2017.

December 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] valid, fact-filled and invigorating movie ...

December 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With the pulsing rhythm of an action thriller and the dank core of a classic film noir, All the Money in the World is terrific entertainment that packs a philosophical punch.

December 26, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Despite Christopher Plummer's J.P. Gettty very clearly being the antagonist in director Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World the film also seems aware that this is very much a complex character that holds more substance and conflict than what might otherwise be optioned to be portrayed as the straight-up villain of the piece. That said, Scott will often times play to the dark comedy of how much of a penny-pincher the richest man in the history of the world was most of the time. Such is true when the director will set-up a scene with the intention of making the audience think one thing only to pull the rug out from under them a moment later; Getty not actually bargaining on the cost of the ransom, but rather on that of an otherwise invaluable painting for example. This technique emphasizes the relationship, the fondness, the affinity Getty has for his money in a movie that is about his refusal to fork over untold millions for something that might offer a greater relationship or something he has a greater fondness and a greater affinity for: his grandson. This again may make Plummer's Getty out to sound like the obvious villain of All the Money in the World, but there are lessons to be learned-even from those who might not be the most sincere or honest people in the room. Getty might not have always even been the smartest person in the room at any given time for he himself says that any fool can "get" rich, but there is always a strategy or plan in place with Getty-an ability to read the room and/or any offer that came across his desk-that paints this portrait of a man who isn't being let off the hook for his misplacement of priorities in life (it's hard to read if the man might have even had any regrets in his final moments when it came to realizing all he had were things and no one in particular that cared about him that he could leave all of his things to), but rather is being conveyed just as he was which was anything but complicated-the man seemed to have a very strict code of conduct-but is all the more complicated for applying that code to every aspect of life. After all, Getty likely could have cared less what anyone thought of him given the power such wealth afforded him. This all brings the conversation back around to that golden rule of he who has the gold makes the rules and in the case of All the Money in the World and the narrative it encapsulates, Getty never takes his hands off the steering wheel. Thank God for Christopher Plummer. read the whole review at www.reviewsfromabed.com

Philip Price
Philip Price

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½

All the Money in the World is an unconventional but brilliant Ridley Scott film that tells a gripping and unnerving true story. While at times vaguely apparent that Christopher Plummer's role was shot after the larger part of production, his performance exceeds stellar and the film remains a powerful one.

Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas

Super Reviewer

Solidly acted, overall engrossing story. The story revolves around the grandson, but the original Getty is the one we stick around to see.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

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