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All the Money in the World
BUY TICKETS 4.45pm Sunday 11 March
DIRECTOR Ridley Scott
CAST Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer
Christopher Plummer excels as oil billionaire John Paul Getty who refuses to pay the ransom when his grandson is kidnapped.
Ridley Scott’s stylish thriller tells the story of the 1973 kidnapping in Italy of the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire John Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer in his Oscar-nominated last-minute role). The boy’s mother (Michelle Williams) battles to persuade the notoriously miserly magnate to pay the $17 million ransom as the captors become increasingly volatile. A fascinating parable about the shortcomings of great wealth and power, with a gorgeous 1970s vibe.
(2017 USA 132 mins)
This is a stylishly streamlined, thriller-ised account of the kidnapping of Getty Sr’s grandson Paul in 1973, and the mayhem that ensued when the old man – then the richest who had ever lived – refused to pay a penny for the boy’s release. The film is a barnstormer on its own terms, but knowledge of its last-second reworking undoubtedly gives the action an extra purr of panic, as if Sir Ridley himself might be tucked behind the cinema screen, adding finishing touches while you watch. Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
Nominated for the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.
BBFC advice: Contains strong violence, injury detail, threat, language.
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