The Laundromat Reviews

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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
A disappointment.
October 10, 2019
An intriguingly interpretive if scattershot and tonally uneven attempt to deconstruct the financial and legal arcana contained in the massive data-dump known as the Panama Papers.
October 9, 2019
Does it work? Enough for an evening's diversion... but not enough to get you good and mad, the way you should and the filmmakers intend.
October 9, 2019
Other filmmakers might have approached the material with more heat and passion. Soderbergh opts for an arm's-length style, using this as an opportunity to educate as much as entertain.
October 5, 2019
Steven Soderbergh's social satire mashes up multiple stories of various tones, but they never become a cohesive package.
October 3, 2019
Soderbergh and Burns remain exceptionally well-matched collaborators. They're after just enough human interest to make us care, and just enough socioeconomic outrage to make us seethe - some of us, anyway.
October 3, 2019
If a motley crew of movie stars is what it takes to shine more light on government malfeasance, then let Meryl carry that torch in a wig and a bucket hat.
October 2, 2019
"The Laundromat" finds director Steven Soderbergh in a playful mood, but this time he's a little too playful, and the result is a scattered and seemingly trivial movie about a serious subject...
September 28, 2019
This new film, alas, needed a director with a steadier focus and less ambition. More coherence, less dazzle.
September 27, 2019
It's entirely possible to share the movie's political concerns and even outrage over the practices on display and still resent being beaten over the head with the message.
September 27, 2019
Labored in parts but... as a whole, sensationally valuable.
September 26, 2019
Like the film he made, the director is compromised.
September 26, 2019
I've just watched a 96-minute op-ed.
September 25, 2019
For a movie about how awful the world is and how it got that way, "The Laundromat" is kind of a lark.
September 20, 2019
How can a parable that set out to take the side of little people, versus gargantuan greed, end up using them as disposable comic fodder?
Top Critic
September 16, 2019
With the exception of one inspired passage involving a family negotiating an uncomfortable secret, the vignettes don't hold much individual interest.
September 13, 2019
Burns and Soderbergh never quite cracked The Laundromat, even if there are individual elements here to admire.
September 10, 2019
The Laundromat is more like the zippy comedy of The Informant!, but with Meryl Streep subbed in for Matt Damon.
September 4, 2019
This scrappy, episodic movie ends with Streep stripping off her disguise to harangue us on what it means that democracy's checks and balances have failed so badly. But then this whole film is an indignant lecture.
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