Details from IMDB:
All the Money in the World (2017)
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.
Greetings all, after hearing the wonderful fireside chat on Geekshow Podcast (a reference most of you probably don’t get) I know my year in review needs to come but not tonight, soon though. For now I’ll talk about this movie, my wife wanted to see it and after all the controversy surrounding Kevin Spacey’s departure. I also love Christopher Plummer, so when I heard he was in it, I knew I was going.
I knew some of details of the John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping but not nearly all of it. This movie explores how strange a story it is and spares no gory details as we see his ear get cut off and sent to a newspaper (you can’t spoil a movie about a true story!). It’s a good story and has some nice twists and surprises I didn’t know about.
Everyone turns in a good performance but pale in comparison to Christopher Plummer. For a man in his 80’s (he’s 89!) he looks great and his acting is as good or better than ever. While I’m not sure if he is Oscar worthy (for this movie, he’s already won an Oscar), he certain should get a nomination. I also enjoyed Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, Ridley Scott continues to show how he can direct many difference genres of film and did a very impressive thing here with the re-shooting of all Spacey’s scenes in just a 9 day period.
As the kidnapping goes on for quite a while (over 5 months!) and I found that there were times where the movie dragged. I know the actually kidnapping was over a long period but I still think a good 15-20 minutes could have been shaved off this movie.
I enjoyed this movie and give it a solid 7.5 out of 10. See it for Plummer and the interesting (and disturbing) story of the Getty kidnapping. Please don’t bring children, due to violence, language and brief nudity, ages 17+. I recommend it as you can only see The Last Jedi so many times 😉 until next time!