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Madoff: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Madoff boasts a knockout performance from Richard Dreyfuss, whose obvious enjoyment of the role helps make up for the miniseries' surplus of polish and overall lack of perspective.


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A miniseries chronicling the rise and ultimate downfall of the infamous financier Bernie Madoff, whose fraudulent activities led to a major fallout with his family and his eventual imprisonment.


Richard Dreyfuss
as Bernie Madoff
Blythe Danner
as Ruth Madoff
Tom Lipinski
as Mark Madoff
Danny Deferrari
as Andrew Madoff
Peter Scolari
as Peter Madoff
Erin Cummings
as Eleanor Squillari
Michael Rispoli
as Frank DiPascali
Frank Whaley
as Harry Markopolos
Charles Grodin
as Carl Shapiro
Lewis Black
as Ezra Merkin
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Critic Reviews for Madoff: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (19)

A watchable yet curious undertaking for a network that would rather be the broadcast home of Marvel action heroes but still can't seem to make those particular investments pay off.

February 3, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hang in there with Madoff, and a surprisingly humane narrative awaits.

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…

The film is otherwise unremarkable, really, but because Dreyfuss is given an exceptional tool with which to pound the sincerity of his remorselessness, it elevates what could be facile villainy to something more indelible.

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Madoff feels like a network-TV attempt at something much darker and deeper, but outside of its charismatic leading man, there isn't much to recommend it.

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Dreyfuss is sensational as Madoff, a twinkle in his eye as he explains his "magic." He's a likable scoundrel at first, playing with his grandkids, reassuring his wife. The depths of his lying, his chutzpah, is almost beyond belief.

February 2, 2016 | Full Review…

The miniseries that is constructed around [Dreyfuss], though, is flat and simplistic, with none of the intelligence and intrigue that has elevated other stories set in high finance, Billions and The Big Short.

February 2, 2016 | Full Review…

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