All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg star in this Ridley Scott ransom thriller based on the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Charlie Plummer (King Jack) and Michelle Williams co-star. Plummer snr. replaces the disgraced Kevin Spacey, removed from the film even after principal photography was completed.

When John Paul Getty III (Plummer) is kidnapped, his mother Gail Harris (Williams) makes desperate attempts to get the boy’s grandfather to pay the ransom. While his grandfather, oilman John Paul Getty (Plummer), was reputed to be the richest man in the world, he initially refused to pay.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence133 minsUSA
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All the Money in the World / Reviews

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

The plan was always for the part of J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World to be brought to the screen with an attention-grabbing gimmick. For Kevin Spacey, the original actor slated to play the Scrooge-like, larger than life character, it was conventional: a pound of prosthetics and makeup to make him look decades older. Such feats, as a fat suit-padded Gary Oldman reminded us recently as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, summons the revered accolade that one is ‘virtually unrecognisable’ – a distinction audiences disproportionately associate with the actor rather than their miracle-working cosmeticians.

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Variety

Variety

Until the breathless climactic scene, which it effectively conjures from whole cloth, the film feels a little too safe, a reminder of such by-the-numbers Scott exercises as "Body of Lies" and "Matchstick Men."

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Scott has made simply a competent thriller that dazzles only in the ingeniousness of its lightning-quick and proficient re-staging.... The annihilating indifference of the 1 percent will just have to wait until next year.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film reminds us that, onscreen and off, bumps along the road of life can often be surmounted by money carefully applied, but a tenacious mother (or director) is what ultimately makes the difference.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

But with the help of Plummer's tremendous villain-autocrat performance, Ridley Scott gives us a very entertaining parable about money and what it can't buy.

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Stuff

Stuff

It won't be long before the drama, attention-to-detail and sheer storytelling nous that characterises the rest of All the Money in the World sweeps any doubts far away.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

At the 11th-hour, Ridley Scott worked magic to replace scandal-plagued Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer, who plays John Paul Getty with "magisterial skill" in this fact-based kidnap thriller.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

Plummer’s performance makes Getty a memorable, terrible tycoon, and bringing him in for the redo is a gamble that paid off. But the film is risk-averse and unremarkable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's a true-life yarn loaded with extremes, of wealth, personal eccentricities, grief, tension, daring, criminal means to political ends, maternal drive and luck, both bad and good.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A crime thriller concerned with the dehumanising, alienating effects of concentrated wealth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Two men in their 80s power the month's most pulse-pounding thriller. Who could have seen that coming?

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