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Based on the book Painfully Rich by John Pearson, All The Money In The World is a crime drama that depicts the kidnapping and negotiation of the grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty. With the refusal of cooperation by Getty to pay the ransom, the boy’s mother is joined by the Getty’s advisor, embarking on a mission to find the money to save her son.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film features a star line up including, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Romain Duris and Charlie Plummer. The film originally starred Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty senior but was re-filmed with Plummer in his place.

The story was adapted well and the performances by Charlie Plummer and Williams were exceptional. A little less action then expected but the suspense worked in the films favour. A movie you can watch twice.

★★★★

By Riley Hooper

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