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Plot: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
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“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars”
J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) was the richest man in the world when his grandson (Charlie Plummer) was kidnapped in 1973. He refused to pay a dime of the $17 million dollar, saying he couldn’t afford it and it would set a bad precedent. The boy’s mother (Michelle Williams) is left with only the aid of the Italian police and a former CIA operative who works for Getty (Mark Wahlberg) to help recover her son.
The film unfolds in a tense drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Michelle Williams is fantastic as a desperate mother willing to do anything to save her child, but having to fight Getty just as much as the kidnappers. Wahlberg is also surprisingly good as the former CIA man that is really a negotiator, not a super spy. The real star is Christopher Plummer’s Getty. He is outstanding as an old frail man who built an empire through ruthless negotiations and frugality and refuses to deviate from that even to save his own grandson. His misguided priorities are perfectly displayed by him claiming to not be able to afford the ransom and then spending millions on a new painting. Plummer’s performance is all the more impressive considering he stepped in at the last minute and shot all of his scenes in just 8 days.
Ridley Scott blends the experiences of the hostage Paul Getty with the worry of his mother and the indifference of his grandfather beautifully. There is very little wasted movement and my biggest complaints are just the occasionally confusing decisions by some characters, but those decisions are all the ones made by real people at the time, so I can hardly fault Scott.
A drama without drama
This could have been a human drama of unbearable tension instead it’s a movie manufactured with devious intentions. Devious in the real world, in movie making terms is totally accepted to do anything to lure people into the movie theaters. Probably their marketing people thought that a detailed slicing of an ear may do it. It made me so angry. No tension, no passion. The only reason to see the film is Michelle Williams. I didn’t realized it was her until well into the movie, in fact until she has a scene with Mark Whalberg. She is real and truthful, when they stay with her everything works. Christopher Plummer plays the old mean billionaire to perfection but I must admit I thought of Kevin Spacey throughout. Everything is shot without real thought behind it. I liked the wind taking over the newspapers but the kidnappers remain a blurry mystery to me, who were they really? They looked like actors to me.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Writer David Scarpa, John Pearson (based on the book ‘Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty’ by)
Actors Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris
Country USA, Italy, UK, China
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 nominations.
Production Company Scott Free Productions, Redrum
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision Super Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (color and finish), Kiwii (digital dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema