2h 12m | Directed by Ridley Scott | USA | Crime, drama
Language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content
Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer, no relation to Christopher) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Based on the book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J.Paul Getty.
This film is inspired by true events. Some scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
The time-hopping, globe-trotting story is well-paced and well-acted, and timely in its portrait of greed and the way it can choke one’s soul.
Adam Graham | Detroit News | Full review
If you’re an admirer of [Michelle] Williams’s work, and who isn’t, you’re in for a surprise as well as a treat.
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal | Full review
All the Money in the World is a story of towering greed and the absence of mercy, and an ideal 21st century morality tale
Manohla Dargis | New York Times | Full review
It’s Williams’ tightly wound, calculating performance that juices the movie’s thrill ride of a last hour, and turns it into a revelation.
Ella Taylor | NPR | Full review