All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen version
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Follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother, Gail, to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty Sr.'s adviser become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD A DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 133 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen,24 fps
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Nov 08, 2019

I really don't know all the details of the Paul Getty kidnapping, but I enjoyed this film. To be super-rich or the heir of the super-rich means a constant vigilance towards personal safety. This becomes very evident in the film, but, as I said, I don't know the facts of the situation. Pretty good film though.

Sep 11, 2019

Even here in America, the kidnapping was major news. I remember reading the newspapers and listening to the news on tv. Being a business major in college, I knew who J. Paul Getty was, so I was even more interested in the story.

Overall the movie told the story. How much is true and what was creative license, who knows. I never read or heard any of those close to Getty Sr tell their story. I can understand some of the statements he made about not paying but reasons given in the movie for his not paying can be debated. The most horrific portion of the movie for me was when the ear was cut off. The acting was average, the script average and the locations were good but I was still bored with it.

Aug 03, 2019



A well fabricated thriller-with seasoned actors -that is based on true events!



Jul 04, 2019

After watching the movie I Googled Getty family and read the Wikipedia versions of their biographies and the kidnapping's events. For dramatization purposes, the movie has definitely strayed from the facts and the reality of the case. The anecdotes of what Getty senior said and did over the whole period of his life were condensed in the movie. The ending, including his death, is also extremely creative with the reality.

I didn't like the choice of Williams and Wahlberg, both mediocre actors at best. The last scene between Wahlberg's character and Getti is definitely cringe-worthy. Plummer is as good as ever (an Oscar in Best Supportive role, I think) but the one-sided, one-dimensional script is really beneath his talent.

May 04, 2019

A well directed movie with a good selection of actors. The character representation also went deeper, below the surface.

Apr 29, 2019

Well directed and acted.... no the sensationalism that the media portrayed, but the reality of the Getty life, of the old man... sad, but provided some great insight in to the time and the man.... and of unbridled capitalism at all costs... and the cost therein...

Apr 19, 2019

Talk about super rich, miserable, and cheap. J Paul Getty was all three. Movie was more about the kidnapping of J Paul Getty III and the dysfunction of the Getty family in getting him back. Most of the dysfunction involving the rich miser himself, J Paul Getty. Really good piece of filmmaking with lively characters. Christopher Plummer as the elder Getty gets an A+.

Jan 07, 2019

Well done and provocative enough that it warrants further research into the true story upon which it is based. Christopher Plummer does an excellent job! In light of what happened with the production of the movie it is a good idea to check out the DVD extras to gather the background information behind the making of the movie.

Dec 31, 2018

Ridley Scott's 2017 film was ostensibly adapted from the book "Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty" by John Pearson. It was also heavily fictionalized in the dishonest way that Alan Parker and Jim Sheridan have manipulated cinema audiences. I think Bernardo Bertolucci's "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man" was a more honest treatment of this complex topic.

Dec 24, 2018

Directed by Ridley Scott in 2017 inspired by the real events, this kidnap-thriller delves into extortion demands of a group of kidnappers from the organized crime Mafia group 'Ndrangheta, who abducted the grandson of John Paul Getty in 1973.
A powerful performance of Christopher Plummer results in an absorbing portrayal of the wealthy yet somewhat miserable loner.
It smartly and clearly depicts a terrifically dexterous and detailed thriller about the Italian mob's 1973 kidnapping.

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Jun 02, 2018

There are many outstanding quotes from J. Paul Getty.. too bad the film was unable to write a few of them in the script. These from the movie is just okay in comparison:

You make deals. You buy people.
-That's right. Whether it's an oil well in the desert or a human life, it's all the same. We have to show we are willing to walk away.
I can't walk away. You can walk away, because you have nothing else
in your life. Because there's no one in your life but yourself.
When a man gets wealthy, he has to deal with the problems of freedom. All the choices he could possibly want. An abyss opens up. Well, I watched that abyss. I watched it ruin men, marriages, but most of all, it ruins the children.
Ms. Harris suffers from a common affliction among the intelligent women, which is fall in love with imbroglioni. Losers. Bums. Aside from this, she's an excellent mother.

Jun 02, 2018

All I know about oil is regular or premium.
My grandpa was the one who brought the oil out of the Saudi desert. Everybody knew it was there. They just thought it couldnt be done. But Grandpa found a way. He made a deal with the Bedouin tribes. But there was so much oil, there was no ship big enough to carry it all. So, my grandfather invented one. He called it the supertanker.
We're not poor. We're broke.
A man who has children gives hostages to fortune.
Well, I was married three times. First one left me for my brother, second was a fashion model, and then the third, I just finalized. I always say, "You never really know anyone "until you've been through a divorce."


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