Critic Consensus: Equity brings a welcome change of perspective to the financial thriller genre, along with a nuanced story and a terrific cast led by a powerful effort from Anna Gunn.
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Critic Reviews for Equity
A shrewd tale about women on Wall Street and the glass ceiling, corruption and back-stabbings they face from their male co-workers and one another.
"Equity" is that rare thing: a Wall Street-set movie that focuses on women. (It's also directed and written by women, also still rare.)
The film is humanist rather than overtly feminist, since it shows the high personal cost of trading conscience for filthy lucre. But it's certainly novel to have a financial drama led by women.
Audience Reviews for Equity
The Naomi character might as well been Mrs. Gordon Gecko. This movie shows that woman can be as manipulative and successful in the financial arena as men but take it too personal. Gunn was not the right actor for this role. (9-13-16)
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