The Wizard of Lies

2017

The Wizard of Lies

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The Wizard of Lies doesn't really shed much new light on its fact-based story, but thanks to solid direction and a talented cast, it still proves consistently watchable.

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Adaptation of journalist Diana B. Henriques' account of financier Bernie Madoff's orchestration of one of the largest frauds in U.S. history that led to financial ruin for thousands of investors and, in the process, his own family's destruction.

Cast

Robert De Niro
as Bernie Madoff
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Ruth Madoff
Alessandro Nivola
as Mark Madoff
Nathan Darrow
as Andrew Madoff
Kristen Connolly
as Stephanie Madoff
Lily Rabe
as Catherine Hooper
Hank Azaria
as Frank DiPascali
Diana B. Henriques
as Diana B. Henriques
Kathrine Narducci
as Eleanor Squillari
Steve Coulter
as Martin London
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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (12)

  • ...an uneven yet sporadically engrossing drama from a first-class filmmaker.

    January 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a film that heads down an interesting path with incredibly talented people, only to fail to go the extra mile in exploring these characters.

    November 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Mostly ... you can't really shake the Made-For-TV vibe that The Wizard of Lies throws off.

    December 29, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • It's not a terrible piece of work, but the most you can claim for it is a kind of bloodless competence.

    December 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Classy and solidly watchable in an HBO kind of way, it nevertheless offered a few bizarre turns.

    December 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • [Robert] De Niro's interpretation of this greed-driven, grandiose villain is not sympathetic; it's intimate and unforgiving, and makes Madoff a more frustrating figure than ever.

    December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

    Jade Budowski

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