WHO’S IN CONTROL?
During a live broadcast of a financial talk show, a distraught young man (Jack O’Connell) takes the host (George Clooney) hostage and blames him for the loss of his savings. After directing episodes of TV shows, Jodie Foster returned to the silver screen with this thriller-drama that’s largely set in a TV studio and later on in the streets of New York and its financial center. This is an attack on the dark aspects of capitalism, but it doesn’t go so far as to question the whole system. Not as edgy as it would like us to believe, but engaging, with nice work from O’Connell and Clooney as a Jim Cramer-type TV personality.
2016-U.S. 98 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jodie Foster. Cast: George Clooney (Lee Gates), Julia Roberts (Patty Fenn), Jack O’Connell (Kyle Budwell), Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito.
Trivia: Co-produced by Clooney.