Review : All the Money in the World

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“The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.”

So straight to the controversy, yes Kevin Spacey was in this movie, no he isn’t anymore (not really anyway), and no you really wouldn’t ever know he was replaced if they hadn’t told us. That aside, this is a really interesting movie. On the one hand, I have to state my bias, I really love Ridley Scott, and so I really love the way he directs movies, so when I now say that I really loved the way this movie is directed, I feel like I have to mention it. I still think bias aside though, that this is still a very well directed movie. This movie also tells a really interesting story, but it also does an equally good job of showing the kinds of peoples it takes for these kinds of situations to arise. We truly get into the mind set of these people, and the mind set that lead them to those points in their lives, but we don’t lose any of the story telling to get that character development. We also get some great character acting all around. Christopher Plummer, for having to come in where he did, and shoot the amount he had to based on his screen time in the movie, his performance is spectacular. The surprise really here I think would have been Mark Wahlberg, but after seeing his performance in Deepwater Horizon, I expect this level of acting from Marky Mark since then honestly. All in all, All the Money in the World is really interesting movie, with great directing and acting, even if its just missing that one layer that would take it over the top into one of the best of the year.

Review Score : 8.5 out of 10

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