On the electric stage of a high-pressure finance show, Lee Gates (George Clooney), a charismatic financial guru, spins stock tips and cracks jokes for millions. But his world explodes when an irate investor, Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell), storms the set, taking Lee and his crew hostage, live on air.
With cameras rolling and tensions skyrocketing, Lee must navigate a desperate game of survival, placating both Kyle and the network boss (Dominic West) while untangling the truth behind a shady company stock plunge that wiped out Kyle's savings.
"Money Monster" blends biting satire with edge-of-your-seat thrills, exploring the greed and volatility of the financial world through the lens of a hostage situation gone off the rails. It's a wild ride filled with sharp humour, shocking twists, and a powerful critique of Wall Street's excesses, as Lee must choose between his own survival and exposing the system that wronged both him and his captor.