Chasing Madoff Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 1, 2012

When the officials getting paid to do the job failed miserably in their duties, it was the crazy guy who stood as the public's last and only line of defense

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
Top Critic
September 15, 2011

Prosserman wisely skirts the esoterica of high finance, though he cleverly uses good visual devices to suggest the shocking scope of Madoff's crimes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 12, 2011

Well constructed but standard-brand "outrage doc."

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
September 8, 2011

If you're wondering why so many people are cynical about Wall Street, the government and the system in general, "Chasing Madoff" tells you.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 8, 2011

If you want a factual primer on Madoff's crimes, you should look elsewhere. But as a portrait of an unusual man, 'Chasing Madoff' is flawed but fascinating.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 8, 2011

Chasing Madoff argues that Bernie Madoff was more typical of systemic abuses than deviant.

Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
September 1, 2011

A profile of Ponzi-scheme whistle-blowers who tried, for a decade, to interest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Bernie Madoff's transparent and ruinous fraud scheme.

Full Review | Original Score: B
David Denby
New Yorker
Top Critic
August 30, 2011

The hero has a colorless, off-rhythm voice, dead eyes, disorderly hair. He's not, we gather, an imaginative man, but, a religious Greek Orthodox and a former Army officer, he's propelled by a strong sense of rectitude, an ethos of duty.

Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
August 27, 2011

Markopolos goes on and on. . to seem monomaniacal. . . that any rational major investor should have suspected [but] he deserves his victory lap.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 26, 2011

'Madoff' Gripping Tale of SEC Malfeasance

Full Review | Original Score: B plus
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
Top Critic
August 26, 2011

A story as compelling as any detective yarn with an arrogant bad guy who could have come right from Hollywood and a real-life hero on his tail.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 25, 2011

This gripping look at dogged but ignored Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos should fuel even more outrage against those charged with oversight who lazily, greedily overlooked what became one of history's biggest financial swindles.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
August 24, 2011

Jeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal - how did he fool everyone for so long? - and answers it with a decisive ''He didn't.''

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 24, 2011

Not that Chasing Madoff isn't a movie with an important subject. But Markopolos' central role in the film can make it a chore to watch.

Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
Top Critic
August 23, 2011

Jeff Prosserman's film paints an arresting portrait of financial corruption so widespread that it infiltrates vast international networks, governmental regulatory bodies, and the U.S. media.

Kam Williams
TheLoop21.com
August 22, 2011

A fascinating account of an unassuming hero's harrowing ordeal during a decade-long effort to bring the truth about Bernie Madoff to light.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jennifer Merin
About.com
August 15, 2011

Ponzi master Madoff muted whistleblower Harry Makopolis' blasts for decades, as shown in this dark documentary intrigue that filmmaker Jeff Prosserman cloaks in film noir style.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

National Post
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
September 2, 2011

The film may leave some viewers even more confused about the Madoff affair than they were in the first place.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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