All the Money in the World

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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.

J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.

All the Money in the World

Review

This is another Ridley Scott movie, set in Italy during the 1970s, revolves around money and is based on a true story. Unlike House of Gucci, this has a story which holds your attention and is treated to a more conventional straight-talking serious screenplay.

There are a few problems with pacing and some issues with melodrama that take liberties with the true story. However, the story builds well, with increasing turmoil yet with a very benevolent undercurrent. There are decent performances from everyone, but Michelle Williams is the standout.

The primary antagonist, played by Christopher Plummer, makes you hate him with his performance conveying a despicable human being. The rest of the characters are very much the antithesis of him, trying to find a reasonable solution against all the odds.

The movie exudes craft, with beautifully captured moments of cold torment surrounded by warmth. The single use of graphic violence is shocking because the movie builds the stakes so convincingly.