A phenomenal Clooney lead-casting, glossy visual canvas, high-octane ticking clock thrills, and precocious, timely, important socioeconomic/classism themes make Money Monster – though it mixedly-executes plot – a Wall St. grand slam. 7.6/10.
Plot Synopsis: Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show “Money Monster.” Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he’s also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.
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