Director Jodie Foster cleverly presents a social commentary on the state of the American economy and the financial situation of many in the country.
George Clooney pimps stocks on a show, seducing investors like a cabaret dancer. Julia Roberts plays his producer and when they are faced by an armed assailant played brilliantly by Jack O Connell, a lot of truths are exposed.
The film is tight, building tension in parts and giving the audience a chance to digest the proceedings. While the conflict and the resolution isn’t a huge surprise, it’s how we get there which keeps us on our toes.
George Clooney displays a range of eccentricities and emotions and Julia Roberts, the ‘voice in his ear’, keeps it together for him, her crew and the audience.