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The Founder Reviews

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March 22, 2017
A fascinating story about a man's reckless determination to achieve success, but unlike similar films about greed, it fails to plunge into the depths of Kroc's complex psychology. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2017
Despite the lack of conflict and mordacity in the story, it's an entertaining and interesting film, where the masterful interpretation of Keaton stands out. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2017
A great story about financial betrayals, creative bullying and theft, evasions and speculations. [Full review in Spanish]
March 22, 2017
The film shows Hancock's ability as a filmmaker, although he was fortunate to have an interesting story because he could have done much more. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2017
The founder is a very entertaining biopic that has chosen the path of conventionality and lack of risk to tell a story that is way above the film itself. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2017
A film that grows when it exposes the imposture of a society that has made trash its reason for being. [Full review in Spanish]
March 13, 2017
The founder is, at first glance, a conventional biopic but it's the story of a cynical predator, the perverter of the innocent dream of two naive brothers who tried to counter the chaotic drift of those dinners. [Full review in Spanish]
March 9, 2017
A morally ambiguous story since its script raises a problematic subject but it manages to remain in a point of neutrality, which makes it interesting. [Full review in Spanish]
March 9, 2017
Although it runs with tone problems and without a clear message, The Founder manages to work thanks to a great performance by Michael Keaton. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2017
"The Founder" gives Keaton the kind of arc - a golden arch, you might even say - and character to continue his creative renaissance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2017
One of the most accurate and incisive radiographs ever made on cannibal capitalism and, of course, the shadows surrounding the American dream. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 7, 2017
A film that wins because what looks like an entrepreneur's manual ends up being something sinister under a precious name and a precious (and golden) logo. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 7, 2017
Kroc is a nasty piece of work, but the film's squeaky clean approach often makes him seem like an all-American hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 21, 2017
What makes The Founder more than just your average Jobs-style mogul biopic is how it places Michael Keaton's Ray Kroc at the centre of the film, inviting him to be both the hero and the villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2017
John Lee Hancock's film is a timely look at a moment in American history. Keaton is always watchable and the slight moral ambiguity, leaving the audience to draw their own conclusion, adds a nice layer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2017
This biopic, starring Michael Keaton as Kroc, can't reverse that outcome, of course, but it does let Mac and Dick seize something from their conqueror.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2017
Interesting but rather unappetising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2017
Hancock's bland biopic offers a sanitised and sympathetic take on the burger chain's beginnings and the man who turned it into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2017
While The Founder follows the usual beats of films depicting the vices of business and wealth, it distinguishes itself through a brilliant final act.
February 17, 2017
Michael Keaton delivers a storming performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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