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.

Based on true events but mostly boring apart from one or two moments. Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams are excellent and, without their outstanding performances, the story would have been totally mechanical and without heart. Mark Wahlberg is miscast and should stay with the genres he’s good at. The cinematography is good. The movie does have something to say about the addiction to money and the skewed values of Jean Paul Getty — a man who valued a painting of a child over his own grandchild. This could have been a much more interesting movie.