I skipped ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD when it was in theaters, not out of a lack of interest, but because it was late 2017, an unusually good movie awards season. I’m glad I finally got around to it, because it’s a well-paced, solidly-acted thriller. Based on the real kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson Paul, the story mainly bounces among the boy, his mother, and his grandfather, played by Christopher Plummer. However, Plummer wasn’t supposed to be in the movie — All the Money in the World was initially shot and advertised with Kevin Spacey in the Getty role. It hastily underwent extensive (and expensive) reshoots to replace him after — well, you know. I’m surprised at how well that gambit worked. Plummer is one of our great actors, and he brings a despicable but weirdly sympathetic nuance to Getty. Super impressive for someone who was parachuted into the role.