WARNING: The following review contains spoilers, I’m telling you now so you don’t pretend to be outraged later.
If you are looking for a ‘Wall Street Is Bad’ movie, watch ‘The Big Short’. That movie handles this issue much better than Money Maker does in just about every way. This movie wants you to feel bad for the character of Kyle because he lost his money on the market via questionable circumstances. The problem with this movie is the more they tell you about his story, the more you realize what a ponce he is.
You live in New York City making $14 an hour with a kid on the way and you think that putting all 60K of your life savings on a stock tip from a cartoon character with his own stock show on TV is a good idea? Sorry, I can’t blame the evil Wall Street man no matter how much you try to convince me that he’s the bad guy. The best part of this film was listening to his pregnant girlfriend tell him how much of a screw-up he is in savage fashion. If the movie ended after that scene, I would give Money Monster 5 Stars…it didn’t.
Official Rating: **