The Founder Reviews

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September 19, 2017
The concept is no so ubiquitous that one of the fascinating things about the film is deconstructing our familiarity with it so that we can see where it came from.
February 9, 2017
The Founder ends up feeling extremely wishy-washy, unable to scrub the nastiness of Kroc's success but also incapable of confronting it.
Top Critic
January 25, 2017
One of the must-see entertainments of the year.
January 23, 2017
Its omissions and elisions are the result not of natural narrative contours but of open choices, gaping holes, psychological wounds that a filmmaker displays all the more via the elaborate efforts at concealment ...
January 20, 2017
Keaton is fascinating as Kroc, a bad guy who embodies the American Dream - a man who isn't necessarily the best or most talented but who's willing to step on anyone to get ahead.
January 20, 2017
The Founder remains fascinating largely because Keaton is so good at guile and bile. Not once does he wink at the audience or overplay the obvious.
April 16, 2019
It's a classic American story. It's the American dream. And it's a lie.
March 15, 2019
With Donald Trump the President-elect of the United States, The Founder acquires new and tragic relevance as a parable for these uncertain times.
March 6, 2019
The Founder is by and large very watchable, with a uniformly strong cast largely underused behind an under-directed Keaton. Ultimately, the filmmakers just weren't the right people for the job...
January 23, 2019
The Founder may not be as wholesome as the global brand markets itself, but it is an engaging story about the great idealism and darker reality of American capitalism.
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