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The Laundromat misuses its incredible cast by taking a disappointingly blunt and unfocused approach to dramatizing the real-life events that inspired it. Read critic reviews

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When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy.

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Critic Reviews for The Laundromat

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  • Streep as Ellen is also wonderful, and only gets more fun to watch the closer her unassuming, middle-aged character gets to unraveling the machinations of the unfathomably rich.

    October 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Soderbergh keeps the heavy themes light and even playful, and Streep rides the film's sardonic wave in a double role that sees her donning a garish disguise as a Panamanian office worker.

    October 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The Laundromat is unwieldy at times, and its final scene is truly befuddling. But it's worth watching not just for its bitterly entertaining explanation of a densely confusing matter but also the way it illustrates a larger problem.

    October 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A disappointment.

    October 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • While there are certainly elements here that disappoint, there's also a sense of Burns and Soderbergh applying themselves to a potentially impossible challenge.

    October 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Soderbergh knows how to entice us into paying attention, and entertain us until we are willing to think.

    October 11, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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  • Jan 10, 2020
    Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh takes on the Panama Papers which detailed how shell corporations were used for illegal purposes, including defrauding innocent people of their money. Soderbergh, always an interesting filmmaker, tells the story through three distinct stories and each connects with the audience to varying degrees. The uneven approach left me unsatisfied.
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