The Laundromat Reviews

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October 22, 2019
A quality cast is betrayed by a clumsily assembled script in Steven Soderbergh's overly preachy documentary/dramedy hybrid approach to the Panama Papers.
October 21, 2019
Even if you buy into its message, The Laundromat is an embarrassment.
October 21, 2019
Throughout, Banderas and Oldman pop up in ever-louder tuxedos to further boast about their deviousness, chewing so much scenery that eventually the very soundstage they're standing on is nearly bare.
October 21, 2019
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
A first class cast... in more or less episodic roles. [Full review in Spanish]
October 21, 2019
Heavy on didacticism and long-winded lecturing, jumping all over the place among different plots and not giving the more compelling ones nearly enough time and energy.
October 21, 2019
Unfortunately for The Laundromat, its mission statement would be more deeply felt if what came before wasn't so inconsistent.
October 21, 2019
The film works spasmodically, but its scattershot approach to the storyline ultimately proves its undoing.
October 21, 2019
Put all this together and you have an airy concoction that amuses even if it doesn't pack the clout we might expect.
October 21, 2019
Although The Laundromat intents to simplify the story of the scandal that shook the world, its disjointed vignettes and characters make it way more convoluted. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 21, 2019
A disjointed but timely message movie, worth to watch on Netflix thanks to the caliber of its messengers. [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2019
An unfocused hybrid of drama and comedy that never manages to organize enough to tell its necessary story [Full review in Spanish]
October 19, 2019
If you're lost, you're not alone. The evidence suggests Soderbergh and his screenwriter were, too.
October 19, 2019
It is a sign of my limited imagination, more than any evidence Steven Soderbergh has provided through his filmography, that when I first heard about The Laundromat, I visualised a thrilling exposé of the Panama Papers scandal.
October 19, 2019
Soderbergh's mature tax-avoidance tutorial is eye-opening.
October 18, 2019
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
More often than not, lesser Soderbergh is still worth watching. This is one of those times.
October 18, 2019
So little works here. The structure is muddled, the characters are bland, and the point being made is so thin, it doesn't warrant its own existence.
October 18, 2019
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
A disappointment.
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