All the Money in the World

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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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Cast

Christopher Plummer
as J. Paul Getty
Mark Wahlberg
as Fletcher Chase
Romain Duris
as Cinquanta
Charlie Plummer
as John Paul Getty III
Timothy Hutton
as Oswald Hinge
Andrew Buchan
as John Paul Getty II
Olivia Grant
as Millicent
Charlie Shotwell
as Young John Paul Getty III
Marco Leonardi
as Mammoliti
Giuseppe Bonifati
as Giovanni Iacovoni
Nicolas Vaporidis
as ll Tamia "Chipmunk"
Nicola DiChio
as Kidnap Van Driver
Adele Tirante
as Prostitute Maria
Alessandra Roca
as Prostitute #1
Francesca Inaudi
as Prostitute #2
Stacy Martin
as Nancy Getty's Secretary
Francesco Bomenuto
as Rome Hotel Butler
Clive Wood
as Bullmore
David Allen Brooks
as Playboy Interviewer
Cherise Silvestri
as Secretary Getty Oil
Roy McCrerey
as Attorney Getty Oil
Paola Scotto DiTella
as Gail's Housekeeper
Daniel Gosling
as Telegraph Reporter
Kim Fenton
as Daily Mall Reporter
Anna Devlin
as Aileen Getty (Age 15)
Oliver Ryan
as BBC Reporter
Ghassan Massoud
as Prince Al-Rashid
Baker Qabbani
as Prince Al-Walid
Adam Astill
as Getty Oil Landman
Francesca Esposito
as Woman at Calabrian Ruin
Giuseppe Gandini
as Italian Reporter #3
Lorenzo Pedrotti
as Communist #1
Giulio Base
as Coroner
Olivia Magnani
as Factory Woman
Giannina Scott
as Otto Lam's Assistant
Monica Nappo
as Barn Woman
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Critic Reviews for All the Money in the World

All Critics (247) | Top Critics (46)

  • This movie may be about the soul-corroding nature of money, and it illustrates that well, but what exactly does it all mean? Scott proves miserly in providing answers beyond that.

    Jan 25, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • All The Money In The World is a parable about the shortcomings of great wealth and power. They can't buy you peace of mind. Nor, as we find out, can they protect you from bad people and the ugly side of life.

    Jan 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Will Gompertz

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • All the Money in the World is too stolid and sluggish to distract us from its own behind-the-scenes drama.

    Jan 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | 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.

    Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Amazingly, there's no sign of last-minute tinkering. Getty is a major character who is seen in numerous settings and alongside numerous other characters, but his scenes never seem rushed or compromised. On the contrary, they're the best.

    Jan 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All the Money in the World

  • Apr 10, 2018
    Gorgeous to look at but without a compelling narrative or themes, which is shame because the actual true story is filled with potential. Perhaps if Scott had narrowed the focus this might have worked.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2018
    This is quite the achievement, seeing as it had to be nearly reshot entirely to replace Kevin Spacey. Christopher Plummer works better in this tale of greed versus family love. A sad look at what people will do to get money and the consequences of not paying your dues. Very entertaining.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2018
    For all its controversy, few bothered to see Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World. And as I like to say, that's a damn shame because it may be Scott's most grounded film in a decade. All the Money in the World tells the real-life story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of J.P. Getty (Christopher Plummer), the world richest private citizen at the time. His Italian mafia captors demand an enormous ransom, which J.P. greedily refuses to pay, while his mother (Michelle Williams) and a Getty Oil negotiator (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to track him down and force a deal between the two unreasonable parties. The movie is far more interesting the description I just gave and its subtle, slow-burn pace suits the material. All the Money in the World remains infamous for its production issues and reshoots. Now that Kevin Spacey has been marked as a Certified Sex Pervert(TM) and added to the ever-growing list of Hollywood's persona non grata, his role as J.P. Getty had to be entirely recast and reshot with Christopher Plummer. Plummer's take is simply excellent, earning the Academy Award nomination he has received. He always excels at playing pompous and self-important villains. (Though I would kill to see any hidden or destroyed footage of Spacey in the part.) Mark Wahlberg gives an able supporting performance, but its Michelle Williams who plays the true protagonist of the film. Williams probably gives some of the best work of her career in a realistic and gripping effort. World is truly her film and it upsets me that she was neither fairly compensated nor was she given any significant accolades. This will remain a film that is more often written about than actually seen, but I highly encourage you to give a look via rental or streaming. It's far from the best movie of 2017, but it may be among the most interesting.
    Joshua S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2018
    Shrouded in controversy since it's key acting role was recast, 'All the Money in the World' is still a superb effort brought to life by the one and only Ridley Scott. Even from the distance alone, Christopher Plummer's prescience in the film is showing just how top notch Ridley was able to keep the film, I can't imagine how flawed it would've turned out without Plummer. Consistent along the lines of all Scott's films, it offers amazing cinematography and production design to go along with it's incredibly stunning period setting. As much as an Oscar bait film it may be, it still shows Ridley Scott still has it in him to make such divisive films with compelling drama, bringing out the best in his performers. Although, at the heart of this absorbing and compelling cautionary tale is the will people connected to rich families will go when trying to aid those close to them in response to those demanding ransoms. While the film can be inconsistent with it's narrative devices, it absolutely doesn't lose any of it's focus, especially in the plotting and overall narrative. Overall, an incredible film from a director whose career has covered more genres than styles.
    Luke E Super Reviewer

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