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Parents' Guide to

Money Monster

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Entertaining, mature thriller has language, violence, sex.

Movie R 2016 98 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Good story, bad language

Sex scene is way too explicit! The language is constant and throughout. F this, F that, F me, F you...not for those under 16.
age 12+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Though this familiar material has been done before, both better and worse, Jodie Foster directs with a satisfying combination of admirable skill and old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment. This is her fourth feature directorial effort, and, after working on House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, she seems more technically proficient. Some sequences set in the TV studio of Money Monster contain many images and audio feeds, and Foster juggles them cleanly and effectively.

She tells her story with a few surprises, teeing up fairly typical scenes (a plea to the viewing audience, the kidnapper's girlfriend showing up, etc.) but then having them turn unexpected corners. On the other hand, neither Clooney nor Roberts is particularly challenged here; both are asked to simply be their charming, movie star best. And though the movie is about financial fraud, the ending is more fantasy than reality (it's no The Big Short). But, as an entertainment, it's right on the money.

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