Counterfeiters (2018)



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Recent college graduate and hard working kid, Bridger, receives heartbreaking news that his mother has cancer. Strapped for cash, he needs to make more money than his day job pays to provide is mother with treatment. As fate would have it, he finds a half bleached dollar bill in his pocket after pulling his clothes out of the wash. This spurs an idea on how to 'make' a ton of money. BUT he would only focus on counterfeiting 'small' bills, 5s, 10s, 20s, because 'who checks a $10?' After bringing his close friends in on the scheme, the begin to abuse the process, which puts Bridger, and his mother, at risk. And a sting involving one of his best friends turns deadly.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Counterfeiters is an amateurish first film, with inexperienced actors, clunky writing and a homemade ambiance. But the ambition and moments of inspired style are to be lauded.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

By combining realism with some of his favorite cinematic influences, maximizing an impressively minimal budget, and embracing the the art of collaboration, Hirschberg makes a commendable film debut.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Well plotted but dramatically flat thriller that's more a prospectus, a pitch for a more polished remake

Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Counterfeiters is distinctive enough in its characterization of Bridger and so efficient and engaging in its world-building that its mishandled climax shouldn't weigh so heavily against it.

Mar 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Frame by frame, 'Counterfeiters' is a riveting movie. Filmmaker Bryce Hirschberg, who also plays the lead role, gives it all his heart and soul.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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