Master of the Universe (2014)

Master of the Universe

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A kind of minimalist documentary version of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE depicts the same world of limitless financial opportunity, the greed and irresponsibility that fueled it, and the world-shaking consequences that resulted, bringing ruin to both the former "masters of the universe" themselves and ordinary people across the globe. Frightening and fascinating, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE offers a penetrating glimpse behind the curtain of high finance, revealing the psychology, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Former investment banker Rainer Voss gets his closeup in Marc Bauder's riveting documentary.

Full Review… | June 6, 2014
Variety
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A vertiginous look inside the bubble behind the financial bubble, with no end in sight.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
New York Times
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Bauder's film is a diagnosis of a system that is hopelessly sick and not being treated. Bring a stress ball to squish up as you watch.

Full Review… | June 3, 2014
Village Voice
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Like Ishmael, the sole survivor of the encounter with Moby Dick, the German banker who is the film's only subject tells a tale of another great disaster.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Marc Bauder's quietly disturbing film is near-perfect.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
Film Journal International

Marc Bauder's documentary quietly detonates the conservative notion that our largest corporations should be allowed to duke it out in metaphorical no-holds-barred cage matches.

Full Review… | June 1, 2014
Slant Magazine

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