All the Money in the World gathered more news regarding it’s casting than the content of this film. Ridley Scott instantly made the decision of keeping Kevin Spacey out of the film and re-shot all his sequences within 10 days with Christopher Plummer, no one will ever get to see the actual version of the film. All the Money in the World is based on a true incident that happened in 1073 when J. Paul Getty lll got kidnapped by a bunch of thugs and his grandfather J. Paul Getty refused to pay the ransom. At that time Getty was the richest man in the world since he was an oil tycoon and despite of having All the Money in the World he said that he won’t pay a single dime as a ransom for his own grandson.
Getty hires Ex-CIA Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) to get his son back from the kidnappers. Post that the whole film unfolds if the grandson ever comes back and more importantly why the richest man in the world refused to pay ransom. Performances by Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg are extraordinary and they suited the part wonderfully. Considering he hardly had time to prepare Christopher Plummer’s lifetime experience of acting paid of wonderfully.
Ridley Scott has been missing from a real crime drama story for a long time now as he was busy making Aliens and The Martians of the world. Scott proved why he is one of the best film-maker of all time and he was utterly complimented by David Scarpa’s gripping narrative. This is a period film set in early 70’s and the production design was astonishingly accurate. There has been a saturated color tone given to the film which just smells of nostalgia and older days as needed for the film. Editing of the film is very tight and the makers made sure that there is no dead scene in the film, and every shot is serving the narrative in some form or the other. Overall this film is definitely worth a watch this weekend in cinemas.