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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
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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
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
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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.
Nora Lee Mandel
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
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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
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
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
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Eventually it starts to feel like a parody of an Errol Morris film.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
January 22, 2013
| Original Score: 2/5

National Post
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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