Generation Wealth Reviews

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July 22, 2018
It could read as smug, holier-than-thou hand-wringing but, interestingly, Greenfield chooses also to implicate herself.
July 20, 2018
The film does a better job of balancing its thesis when Greenfield turns the camera on herself and her own family.
July 20, 2018
The documentary doesn't exactly flounder-its images are too vibrant and its characters too sharp-elbowed for that.
July 20, 2018
This is a poignant, insightful and worrying dispatch of the state things today.
July 20, 2018
It's powerful material, but told, thankfully, with a lightness of touch.
July 20, 2018
Greenfield wraps up this compulsively watchable movie with observations of family love and some of its characters striving for redemption and/or an honest living.
July 20, 2018
A compelling, if sometimes overstuffed, examination of the material world.
July 19, 2018
"Generation Wealth" is indeed an achievement - a messy, conspicuous and sporadically absorbing one.
July 19, 2018
Darting from micro to macro and back again, squashing obscene consumption against child beauty pageants and ruinous debt, its structure makes for an unfocused thesis. The through line, though, works...
July 18, 2018
Generation Wealth is a symphony playing only one basic tune. But there are a lot of instruments, and some sprightly, if wayward and opportunistic, variations on the theme.
July 18, 2018
It's a survey, a diagnosis, a mea culpa, a reunion, a memoir, and a sometimes exhausting plea for us to be better. Like her subjects, like America, it's everything at once.
July 16, 2018
[An] alarming film...
July 16, 2018
Peppy and engaging, with a slick, Hollywood zeal.
June 12, 2018
A riveting exploration of consumerism, taking a surprisingly personal approach that touches on unexplored aspects of a society that's addicted to monetising virtually everything.
March 14, 2018
Generation Wealth doesn't go about trying to garner sympathy for the children of the rich and famous; instead, it opens up into a larger conversation about, as Greenfield intones, "our collective greed, and its price."
February 15, 2018
This personal approach gives the film a sharp intimacy, and from here Greenfield pulls out to reveal how similar patterns are reshaping lives and families the world over.
February 6, 2018
Through her dedication to other people's lives, and with such open-book storytelling of her own, Greenfield is able to make a stunningly deeply resonant documentary about notions as seemingly obvious as the value of love over wealth itself.
January 23, 2018
An ambitious essay documentary that is often brilliant but is let down by a parallel focus on Greenfield's own family and career which becomes too sentimental and stretches the film out beyond its natural length.
January 23, 2018
Lauren Greenfield's stinging indictment of greed and excess also packs an unexpected emotional wallop.
January 20, 2018
Greenfield makes a compelling argument for a society on the brink of precipitous decline, choosing to interpret the runaway vanity and rampant materialism observed in her own work as harbingers of our imminent destruction.
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