This crime thriller dramatizes the real-life 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), the grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer). John's mother Gail (Michelle Williams) begs J. Paul Getty to pay the kidnappers' ransom; when he refuses, she decides to rescue her son with the help of Getty's business associate, an ex-CIA agent named Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg). Directed by Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World originally starred Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty. When Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct, Scott reshot his scenes with Christopher Plummer in just nine days in order to meet the movie's planned release date. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.~Jack Rodgers
This movie slipped through the cracks for me until I saw it on this Blu-ray disc. What a great picture! Gripping! I'm glad I got the chance to see it. And Christopher Plummer does a great job in it especially considering that this was the picture that was reshot to include him playing the Getty role instead of the scandal ridden Kevin Spacey. There's a featurette on the disc about the breakneck speed that Ridley Scott and company accomplished that and had the film ready by release day. I think they had about a month to accomplish the feat. Amazing.
The storyline was good, as is the case with most movies based on true events, and the acting was very good...especially Michelle Williams & Christopher Plummer. The movie was a little slow at times, but I did enjoy it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Ridley Scott In Fine Form
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
Setting all the original Kevin Spacey controversy and the recasting aside, I'll focus on the fact that this is one of Ridley Scott's best films. I'll watch anything he does. Although it seems that lots of dramatic liberties were taken with the true story it's based on, "All the Money in the World" is a terrifically tense, compelling, visually stunning (of course), slow burn of a thriller. Michelle Williams gives perhaps her best performance to date. And of course the great, great Christopher Plummer gives a jaw-droppingly magnificent and brilliant performance in what had to be a whiplash turnaround time. Highly recommended.
All the Money in the World delivers the typically strong score from a new release film. It's lifelike, fluid, and offers abundantly rich and detailed notes. It boasts good firm delivery, effortless spacing, and a well realized low end support. Sound effects are efficient and perfectly positioned. A train slowly rumbles to a stop early in the film with powerful stage traversal. Outdoor insects buzz around the listener in chapter three. Deep, dense shotgun blasts in chapter four explode with a distinct crack to the sides and rear. Bustling din that accompanies a gaggle of reporters places the listener in the middle of the crowd. Office ambience engulfs the listener in chapter 11. The track is filled with a number of intensely defined, largely spaced, and perfectly proportioned support effects. It's an active, engaging listen that handles every element with striking precision, often presenting larger than its 5.1 channels suggest. Dialogue is, of course, clear and well defined with firm front-center positioning.
The Ridley Scott film, “All the Money in the World” – a terrific film telling the 1973 real-life abduction of the 16-year-old-son of the richest man in the world, J. Paul Getty – might have been a Best Picture candidate (due to its excellent scripting, production design, directing and acting) had it not been for the totally gratuitous scenes of the security man advising Getty’s wife, poorly played by Mark Wahlberg as if he were the film’s main star, scenes that bog the film down in talky, contrived plot padding. He is an irritating wrong note in an otherwise superb movie that I highly recommend. My guess is that Wahlberg created this unfortunate infirmity by insisting his part be expanded to make his character assume an ersatz importance. But, by all means, check out this excellent movie anyway.
lets get this out of the way! this movies last minute change and i mean LAST MINUTE after the kevin spacey had all that fiasco and they had to cgi him out of the movie within a few days of release from the movie an it came out good actually!
the movie was phenomenal! great story telling and very thrilling
if any of this happened in real life that tustve sucked