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Rated: R

Release Date: December 25, 2017

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer

Plot: John Paul Getty must decide whether or not to pay the ransom for the kidnapping of his grandson




Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters



This may be the most impressive film of 2017. Not because it is that great, even though it is a very good movie. But because, this movie was almost completely re-shot just two months before its release date.


You may recall, originally Kevin Spacey was in this movie as John Paul Getty. Once the information came out about his indiscretions Director Ridley Scott made the decision to recast and re-shoot the movie while still sticking to the original release date. This seemed like a huge undertaking, but most of us just assumed that they were only going to have to re-shoot 10-20% of the movie to get it done.


We assumed wrong. 


Christopher Plummer was cast in the role of John Paul Getty and they did all of his re-shoots in 10 days. This is incredible because he is in close to 50% of the entire film. I don't know the exact percentage of how much of this film had to be re-shot, but it is a big number. Congrats to Scott and crew for pulling off one of the greatest pieces of movie magic ever attempted in Hollywood. 


Aside from all of that, the film is interesting and intriguing. It is full of suspense and excitement. The movie jumps right in and doesn't let up for the full two hours.


Christopher Plummer does a great job for anyone, much less someone who had less than a month to prepare and only 10 days to shoot an hour's worth of scenes. Michelle Williams is great as well.


If you are looking for a movie with a compelling story, give this one a try.


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