January 20, 2018

Lessons about wealth, fatherhood abound in flawed “All the Money in the World”

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


All the Money in the World tells the true story of the Getty kidnapping that shocked the world in the 1970s. But how "true" is this film?

As it turned out, the need to erase Kevin Spacey probably improved the finished film, but director Ridley Scott still spends too much time on the story's family drama than on the crime itself. 

By the way, in real life, the victim in this kidnapping wasn't the angel he's depicted as in the movie. If All the Money in the World had dramatized the facts of the case, it would have been a much better film.

But aside from those critical squabbles, All the Money in the World offers viewers some important lessons about values, especially about wealth and fatherhood.


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commented 2018-01-21 10:11:15 -0500
Love your reviews, Ben. Always to the point and reflect the views of normal people.
commented 2018-01-20 15:22:25 -0500
- I don’t expect a lot of true in a “based on a true story” Hollywood movie. It’s not like it can’t happen (it sounds like Dunkirk was pretty close) & I do understand that they have to tell a compelling story. This movie would definitely be worse if Kevin what’s his name had remained in it.
commented 2018-01-20 10:58:08 -0500
I’d watch it just for Christopher Plummer. He was born in Toronto, almost 90 years old!
I like Walberg.
Kevin who?