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The Founder Reviews

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November 3, 2017
This business drama falls short of being a powerful biopic but if you are a loyal customer of McDonald's, a budding businessman or a Michael Keaton fan, you'll like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 27, 2017
The Founder and it's recreation of the '50s and '60s American culture and capitalism is insightful and enriching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2017
This certainly casts those golden arches in a whole new grubby light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2017
The Founder should be a cautionary tale, a sad story about a pair of brothers done in by a ruthless businessman. Instead, despite a trio of very fine performances, it's oddly hollow.
September 20, 2017
The story may be ugly, but Keaton turns in an impressive performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2017
It's an enjoyable dramedy with outstanding, nuanced performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 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.
August 29, 2017
The film is entertaining but not revelatory enough. There's little doubt an even more horrifying story lies beneath.
August 24, 2017
The movie seems totally unsure how to handle [Ray] Kroc, a puzzling phantom of a character.
July 21, 2017
Kroc, as delivered by Keaton and Hancock, is a blueprint for the type of a super-sized person that by 2016 could easily be elected President of the United States.
July 18, 2017
The Founder is about the cultivation of an idea, grown in solid soil and nurtured through the persistent belief in the end justifying the means.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 16, 2017
It's a sly and sometimes melancholy look at what makes America, um, America. The Founder is a tough-minded cautionary tale, but it's also a stupendous character study.
April 17, 2017
The Founder features an engrossing tale of the rise of a fast-food empire, an exceptional cast that's at the top of their game, and a marvelous screenplay that lays out these events in all of their intriguing, gritty detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2017
A twisted guide to learning how capitalism works in its most unbridled variant. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2017
An entertaining and meritorious point of view on business innovation, personal interest and greed. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2017
A remarkable example that the American dream is sometimes possible, although there must be lies, betrayal, robberies, and some other things on the way. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2017
A film that shows us the face of the trumpist transactional philosophy: for someone to fulfill his "American dream", another will have to suffer. [Full review in Spanish]
April 3, 2017
It probably would have had more impact if it had been made four or five decades ago, when McDonald's was not yet an icon of "crude mercantilism" feared by its original owners. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 3, 2017
A rather crude and impudent look at the lack of morals in business, the obsession with success, greed and lack of scruples, and how often you have to betray those who resist "progress." [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 28, 2017
A great modern fable where the pursuit of a dream can be sapped by greed or selfishness. Keaton's character represents the best and the worst of the American dream. [Full review in Spanish]
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