Friday, 10 June 2016
A flamboyant television finance journalist (George Clooney) is taken hostage during a live program by a young man who has lost his savings by following the journalist's investment recommendations. The program's director (Julia Roberts) tries to diffuse the situation without drawing attention to her actions and endangering the journalist.
'Money Monster' is entertaining in parts but never quite reaches the levels of tension to have me on the edge of my seat. Roberts is as watchable as ever and Clooney has his moments but the increasingly improbable plot, whilst reflecting 21st Century issues, misses the mark.