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Chasing Madoff Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Eventually it starts to feel like a parody of an Errol Morris film.
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
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 12, 2011
Well constructed but standard-brand "outrage doc."
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2011
Viewers get very little about Madoff himself. While the film is primarily about Markopolos, it makes little sense without much insight into his nemesis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2011
"Chasing Madoff" is not a very good documentary, but it's a very devastating one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2011
A terrible documentary that has sheds very little on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 27, 2011
The film never proves that Madoff was in league with mobsters. It doesn't even detail a single threat against Markopolos, his family or his friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
August 26, 2011
Chasing Madoff offers an object lesson in how to turn a potentially rich documentary into a cheap bag of melodramatic tricks.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 26, 2011
Chasing Madoff is an interesting story. Too bad it's such a mediocre movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 26, 2011
'Madoff' Gripping Tale of SEC Malfeasance
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 26, 2011
The story is a fascinating one, but Proserman doesn't trust it to carry the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 26, 2011
Jazzes up its talking heads with some of the cheesiest re-creations this side of E!'s "Hollywood True Story."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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