Money Monster23 May 2016
The biggest irony for this film is that it is trying to critique mass entertainment, doctored suspense and fake alarmism using the tools of the trade. Unfortunately, instead of trying a satirical approach, it tries a self-serious approach. And ultimately that just doesn’t work, despite Jodie Foster’s best attempts.
The saddest thing about that is that we absolutely need art to put a mirror up against society in a time like this. Especially about this topic. But I fear this will be a forgotten thriller, aspiring to be like Network but landing more like Inside Man + An Inconvenient Truth.