Madoff: Season 1 Reviews

  • Jan 31, 2018

    The powerful and gripping true story re Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. Richard Dreyfuss does a spectacular job portraying Madoff, and he carries the show on his back. The mini series asks important questions that arise from a tragedy like this. This is the best Madoff "documentary" out there.

    The powerful and gripping true story re Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. Richard Dreyfuss does a spectacular job portraying Madoff, and he carries the show on his back. The mini series asks important questions that arise from a tragedy like this. This is the best Madoff "documentary" out there.

  • Feb 05, 2016

    Great performances by an A-list cast. Tragic story for the victims.

    Great performances by an A-list cast. Tragic story for the victims.

  • Feb 05, 2016

    Great!! Dreyfuss narative essential to understanding the complex stock market.

    Great!! Dreyfuss narative essential to understanding the complex stock market.

  • Feb 05, 2016

    It's the acting that makes this show worth watching. Richard Dreyfuss plays Madoff with an evil, impish charm and Blythe Danner as Ruth Madoff, is a real standout as the women who stood by him almost until the end. It's a powerful indictment of the greed of the American rich and the ignorance of the American financial system what allowed this horrible story to actually occur.

    It's the acting that makes this show worth watching. Richard Dreyfuss plays Madoff with an evil, impish charm and Blythe Danner as Ruth Madoff, is a real standout as the women who stood by him almost until the end. It's a powerful indictment of the greed of the American rich and the ignorance of the American financial system what allowed this horrible story to actually occur.

  • Feb 05, 2016

    Great casting - excellent acting and writing. Can't figure out why the "pro" critics didn't like it. Learned about what happened - Dreyfuss showed us the appeal (you have to have appeal if you're going to steal billions of dollars!) of the man and the sleaziness - no easy thing to do! Seems as though it ought to have been obvious to everyone around him - but he was a sociopath, and sociopaths are the best at keeping people involved and engaged with them as they steal them blind - or beat the bejeesus out of them (ask many battered women) It's truly one the things that hindsight is the only sight. Except for the one who saw there were no clothes - and no one wanted to believe him. Another point made, maybe not strongly enough! - was that all the big banks and investment companies that failed did exactly what Bernie did - but no one at all (except Michael Moore) seemed to get it. All around, something not to be missed.

    Great casting - excellent acting and writing. Can't figure out why the "pro" critics didn't like it. Learned about what happened - Dreyfuss showed us the appeal (you have to have appeal if you're going to steal billions of dollars!) of the man and the sleaziness - no easy thing to do! Seems as though it ought to have been obvious to everyone around him - but he was a sociopath, and sociopaths are the best at keeping people involved and engaged with them as they steal them blind - or beat the bejeesus out of them (ask many battered women) It's truly one the things that hindsight is the only sight. Except for the one who saw there were no clothes - and no one wanted to believe him. Another point made, maybe not strongly enough! - was that all the big banks and investment companies that failed did exactly what Bernie did - but no one at all (except Michael Moore) seemed to get it. All around, something not to be missed.

  • Feb 04, 2016

    I knew the Madoffs ; the acting and casting is terrific

    I knew the Madoffs ; the acting and casting is terrific