The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Critic Consensus: 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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as Bernie Madoff
as Ruth Madoff
as Mark Madoff
as Andrew Madoff
as Stephanie Madoff
as Catherine Hooper
as Frank DiPascali
as Diana B. Henriques
as Eleanor Squillari
as Martin London
Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Lies
The Wizard of Lies is a movie with a terrible name and some mediocre aspects. But great central performances from two icons of the silver screen make it necessary watching.
What Wizard of Lies lacks in terms of a broader historical span is compensated for by telling Madoff's tale as a classical tragedy about hubris and human cost - only in this case we watch as the villain's wife and children take the brunt of the toll.
[The Wizard of Lies] achieves its greatest power as a character study.
As Ruth, Pfeiffer convincingly portrays a pampered woman left with utterly nothing - she's lost her homes, status and, most important, her relationship with her sons.
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