Money Monster review

Money Monster review

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are back together on the big screen with a new film called Money Monster.

They're not the only Oscar winners involved in the movie, with Jodie Foster directing.

If you've always wanted to see Clooney dance like your drunk uncle, well now here's your chance.

Clooney is a fast-talking, ego-driven TV host. His show, Money Monster, talks the talk on the stock market.

Lee Gates is a huge star, and when he says invest, people invest. That's a big responsibility -- far bigger than Gates could ever allow his ego to imagine.

So when an angry young man bursts on the live set, armed with a gun and a bomb vest, demanding answers on his bad investment -- one Gates told him was a sure bet -- nobody is more surprised than Gates himself.

Roberts plays his long-suffering producer, Patty, and it's her voice in his ear that is his saving grace.

As their armed guest, played superbly by rising star Jack O'Connell, becomes increasingly agitated and irate, it will be Patty who keeps his finger off the trigger.

Money Monster is a tightly wound, kinetic and assured outing from Foster, with a class cast at her fingertips. There's plenty to chew on too while you simply sit back and soak up some quality popcorn entertainment. It's worth the ticket price just for Clooney's dancing.

Four stars.

     Money Monster:: Director: Jodie Foster :: Starring: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Caitriona Balfe, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Greta Lee, Emily Meade:: Rating: M - Violence, offensive language and sex scenes:: Running Time: 98 minutes:: Release Date: In cinemas now