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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as Ruth Madoff
as Mark Madoff
as Andrew Madoff
as Peter Madoff
as Eleanor Squillari
as Frank DiPascali
as Harry Markopolos
as Carl Shapiro
as Ezra Merkin
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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.
Hang in there with Madoff, and a surprisingly humane narrative awaits.
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.
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.
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.
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