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“All the Money in the World” is a 2017 crime thriller film directed by , and starring , , and . The movie tells the story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of the wealthy oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, and the desperate attempts of his mother Gail to negotiate his release.


In 1973, 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) is kidnapped in Rome by a group of Italian criminals who demand a ransom of $17 million for his release. His mother Gail () tries to get J. Paul Getty (), the boy's grandfather and one of the richest men in the world, to pay the ransom. However, Getty refuses, stating that he will not pay a penny to kidnappers and that the boy's life is not worth the money.

As the deadline for the ransom approaches, Gail works with Getty's business associate Fletcher Chase () to track down her son and negotiate with the kidnappers. But with Getty refusing to help and the kidnappers becoming more violent, Gail and Fletcher's efforts become increasingly desperate and dangerous.


“All the Money in the World” is a tense and thrilling film, driven by strong performances from its cast. 's portrayal of J. Paul Getty is particularly impressive, as he captures the character's cold and calculating nature, and the film's script does an excellent job of exploring the complicated relationships between the characters.

is also fantastic as Gail, conveying the mother's determination to save her son despite the obstacles in her way. 's portrayal of Fletcher is solid, though his character could have been developed more fully.

The film's direction by is strong, with the director expertly building tension throughout the film. The movie's production values are also top-notch, with the cinematography and score adding to the film's overall impact.


Although “All the Money in the World” did not win any major awards, it was nominated for three Golden Globes: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (), and Best Actress in a Drama (). also won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.


The film received positive reviews from critics and was a moderate box office success. It currently has a rating of 6.8/10 on IMDB and a 77% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie's popularity was also somewhat overshadowed by controversy surrounding the replacement of Kevin Spacey with in the role of J. Paul Getty after Spacey's sexual misconduct allegations emerged. However, the film's quality and performances still earned it a solid fanbase.

Directed by
Produced by Dan Friedkin Bradley Thomas Quentin Curtis Chris Clark Mark Huffam Kevin J. Walsh
Written by David Scarpa
Based on Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty
by John Pearson
Starring , , , ,
Music by Daniel Pemberton
Cinematography Dariusz Wolski
Edited by Claire Simpson
TriStar Pictures Imperative Entertainment Scott Free Productions
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
(United States, Canada and United Kingdom)STX International
Release date December 18, 2017 (Samuel Goldwyn Theater) December 25, 2017 (United States) January 5, 2018 (United Kingdom)
Running time 133 minutes
Country United StatesUnited Kingdom
Language English
Budget $50 million
Box office $57 million

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