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The Wizard of Lies (2017)

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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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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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Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Lies

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (17)

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.

May 24, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

[The Wizard of Lies] achieves its greatest power as a character study.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

At the end, there is a payoff of sorts for the viewer.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Levinson does a solid job for the most part.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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