Betting on Zero

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Ted Braun directed this look at a controversial hedge fund manager who is determined to expose the health food giant Herbalife as a pyramid scheme.

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  • Betting on Zero is a well-done if not stylistically distinctive nonfiction effort that nonetheless proves fascinating due to its subject matter.

    Mar 24, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Ackman comes across as sincere in his outrage and cogent in his presentations. Even more valuable is the opportunity to meet and learn about Herbalife's purported victims, from Queens to Chicago to Oklahoma.

    Mar 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It all adds up to a timely, provocative and absorbing tale of money, power and a search for the truth.

    Mar 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's likely to leave viewers in a state of Documentary High Dudgeon (that brand of cinematic outrage that is not entirely unmixed with a pleasurable feeling of moral superiority).

    Mar 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The situation is heartbreaking and frustrating. But the film is so persuasive that it could help finally tank Herbalife's shares and validate Ackman's gamble - possibly preventing thousands of others.

    Mar 15, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It may not be entirely inspiring, but Betting on Zero captures the everyone-for-themselves desperation that would make any wronged individual furious, be they jilted employee or frustrated stockholder.

    Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Steve Greene

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  • Oct 10, 2017
    Intriguing and well made.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer

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