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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.
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.
It all adds up to a timely, provocative and absorbing tale of money, power and a search for the truth.
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).
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.
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.
This outstanding documentary, reminiscent of the investigative journalistic style of Going Clear and Citizenfour, is an absolute must-see.
Betting On Zero... repeats itself too often... But... the tale it tells of the struggle between Haves and Have-Nots tale is powerful, necessary and persuasive.
Is Herbalife a thinly-veiled con game being run by shady snake oil salesmen, or a benign operation affording average folks a realistic shot at the increasingly-elusive American Dream? You be the judge!
Betting on Zero is an interesting look at financial machinations most of us never know about-and fair warning not to get involved with Herbalife.
Betting on Zero takes a matter-of-fact approach to its material, but it makes a convincing and sometimes emotional argument against Herbalife.
Another nail in the Herbalife coffin, made more chilling by the pyramid scheme company's ties to the Trump White House.
Intriguing and well made.
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