Generation Wealth Reviews

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August 1, 2018
Greenfield fails to offer an indictment of the systems that allow for the unchecked accumulation of wealth. Instead we get a center-liberal call for a return to family and nature, as if individual actions and attitudes are responsible for inequality.
July 27, 2018
Greenfield's titillating survey of America's grossest obsessions, from plastic surgery to porn, only flirts with economic and social context, mainly limiting itself to observation and personalization.
July 26, 2018
"Generation Wealth" feels like it's all over the place, and that, if most of its subjects are lacking in depth, the movie itself is open to the same criticism.
July 25, 2018
Greenfield is crushed by the weight of her topic, which probably could have used some pruning or additional defining.
July 25, 2018
The doc actually makes it to the 25-minute mark before showing a glimpse of Donald Trump's face - considering the cheapness of Greenfield's approach to sociology, that has to count as admirable restraint.
July 24, 2018
Amazon Studios' Generation Wealth is what Amazon is-too much.
July 23, 2018
It has only a few punchy moments and lots of dull generalisations about the effects of capitalism and the Kardashians.
July 23, 2018
These competing strands might have been successfully integrated as a larger critique of late consumer capitalism, but there's no room for the "c" word...
July 23, 2018
Had Greenfield focused on her myriad brilliant subjects and delved a little deeper into their lives, Generation Wealth might have been a better film.
July 23, 2018
Generation Wealth will appall, but it is unlikely to enlighten.
July 21, 2018
... slick and entertaining, even infuriating at times, yet never comes together as intended.
July 20, 2018
It's all over the place, to the point of inducing numbness or suffocation.
July 20, 2018
In simpler times, perhaps, a case like that could be made more convincingly, but tribalism and identity politics are a much larger concern in 2018, and Generation Wealth thus feels dated.
July 20, 2018
Though Greenfield has been brilliant at times, GENERATION WEALTH is a disappointment.
July 20, 2018
GENERATION WEALTH is neither shocking, nor revealing, nor original --- nor compelling.
Top Critic
July 19, 2018
Greenfield inevitably sacrifices observational detail for a grim diagnosis of society in decline. The trade-off isn't worth it...
July 19, 2018
But even though there is a ton of social commentary inherent in these stories, their relation to wealth is, for the most part, tangential at best, ultimately confusing Greenfield's narrative.
July 19, 2018
Its director Lauren Greenfield is a brilliant photographer but her film is all over the place.
July 19, 2018
A retrospective trussed up in a social critique about the deadliness of excess, but not trussed up tightly enough - it bulges out as a rather baggy collection of amorphous insights.
July 19, 2018
A frustrating disappointment.
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