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Equity (2016)

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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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A senior investment banker attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company's IPO threatens to derail the career she's built.

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Cast

Anna Gunn
as Naomi Bishop
James Purefoy
as Michael Connor
Sarah Megan Thomas
as Erin Manning
Alysia Reiner
as Samantha
Craig Bierko
as Benji Akers
Lee Tergesen
as Randall
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Critic Reviews for Equity

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (24)

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.

August 26, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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"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.)

August 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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An expertly crafted financial thriller.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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It's [an] admirable move, but not a successful one.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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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.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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It's an exciting, smartly sexy, suspenseful little crime drama that evokes classic Hollywood film noir.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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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