Money Monster Reviews

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June 9, 2016
It may be Hollywood melodrama but it's top of the range, giving Clooney and Roberts every opportunity to demonstrate the value of star power. And it's refreshing to have a studio picture about anti-heroes rather than super-heroes.
June 1, 2016
Money Monster works better as comedy than thriller - but that's not all it wants to be.
May 23, 2016
The frenzied drama has no clear point of view besides its air of celebrity condescension.
May 19, 2016
With all the ranting about a "rigged" financial system, the movie certainly captures the zeitgeist, but it' so overloaded with action-movie tropes and tech-based plot contrivances that it begins to feel a little silly.
May 19, 2016
No matter how many times Jack O'Connell waves his gun in the air and threatens to detonate the place with a bomb, you never truly believe anyone's life is in danger.
May 18, 2016
A bewilderingly facile and preposterously plotted misfire that offers few pleasures as either a star-driven thriller or a big-screen indictment of the forces that devastated global bank accounts.
May 16, 2016
The pieces would seem to be in place, but ... "Money Monster" is a stodgy, moribund plodder loaded with stock characters that wouldn't have felt edgy in 1983 and has about the same contemporary urgency as your average late-night rerun of "CSI: NY."
May 15, 2016
Essentially this is a uncomplicated comedy-thriller, in which Clooney comes good for the little guy and finds his own redemption, Julia Roberts changes her mind, and the markets are not guilty ...
May 13, 2016
Investing in this movie would not be a safe bet.
May 13, 2016
Jodie Foster has directed a real-time drama that's lean, efficient and benefits from the enormous charisma of George Clooney in the starring role as a slick, smug financial pundit.
May 13, 2016
A "Network" for the financial crisis era, mashing up the sensationalist nature of cable news with anxieties about corporate greed and unregulated Wild West financial practices.
May 13, 2016
[A] taut and surprisingly witty thriller.
May 13, 2016
[The film has] ambitions of relevance but few distinguishing characteristics.
May 13, 2016
As its tense studio antics unfold, though, the sad truth becomes apparent: Money Monster is a movie-star vehicle that isn't giving its movie stars anything to do.
May 13, 2016
There's a lot of excitable talk about algorithms (or "algos"), the overuse of the term perhaps fitting for a film that seems to have been constructed not by humans but by binary code.
May 13, 2016
A clever financial thriller with comic overtones that's a solid investment of your time thanks to stellar work by George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
May 13, 2016
In a different year, Money Monster might just be another solidly entertaining thriller with an admirable script; in 2016, it feels like the movie of the moment.
May 13, 2016
'Dog Day Afternoon' for dough-brains.
May 12, 2016
One long series of narrative gotchas masquerading as moral or intellectual sophistication before finally revealing that it offers nothing more than world-weary sentimentality.
Top Critic
May 12, 2016
Plays it straight with a topic that in reality is far more twisted.
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