'Chasing Madoff' Critic Reviews

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  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    Jeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal - how did he fool everyone for so long? - and answers it with a decisive ''He didn't.''
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Daniel M. Gold New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Frustratingly uneven in its presentation.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    The director is Jeff Prosserman, and he appears to be auditioning for some other movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew Schenker Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Jeff Prosserman's film paints an arresting portrait of financial corruption so widespread that it infiltrates vast international networks, governmental regulatory bodies, and the U.S. media.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    Unfortunately, director Jeff Prosserman tries to turn this inherently fascinating tale into the world's most cliched film noir, complete with shadowy re-enactments, painfully literal symbolism, and absurdly ominous score.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Denby New Yorker (Top Critic)
    The hero has a colorless, off-rhythm voice, dead eyes, disorderly hair. He's not, we gather, an imaginative man, but, a religious Greek Orthodox and a former Army officer, he's propelled by a strong sense of rectitude, an ethos of duty.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    "Chasing Madoff" is not a very good documentary, but it's a very devastating one.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    38
    Viewers get very little about Madoff himself. While the film is primarily about Markopolos, it makes little sense without much insight into his nemesis.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Anderson Variety (Top Critic)
    The human element of the film is so weirdly distracting it often deflects from its primary target.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    38
    Jazzes up its talking heads with some of the cheesiest re-creations this side of E!'s "Hollywood True Story."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    88
    A story as compelling as any detective yarn with an arrogant bad guy who could have come right from Hollywood and a real-life hero on his tail.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    Chasing Madoff offers an object lesson in how to turn a potentially rich documentary into a cheap bag of melodramatic tricks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Robert Abele Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    A missed opportunity as both informative reportage on a globally devastating deception and an objective portrait of a difficult man's lonely mission of truth.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Norman Wilner NOW Toronto
    40
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • National Post
    50
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  • Christopher Long Movie Metropolis
    70
    When the officials getting paid to do the job failed miserably in their duties, it was the crazy guy who stood as the public's last and only line of defense
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Keogh Seattle Times
    75
    Prosserman wisely skirts the esoterica of high finance, though he cleverly uses good visual devices to suggest the shocking scope of Madoff's crimes.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kelly Vance East Bay Express
    Well constructed but standard-brand "outrage doc."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion
    59
    If you want a factual primer on Madoff's crimes, you should look elsewhere. But as a portrait of an unusual man, 'Chasing Madoff' is flawed but fascinating.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Walter V. Addiego San Francisco Chronicle
    75
    If you're wondering why so many people are cynical about Wall Street, the government and the system in general, "Chasing Madoff" tells you.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters
    Chasing Madoff argues that Bernie Madoff was more typical of systemic abuses than deviant.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    50
    The film may leave some viewers even more confused about the Madoff affair than they were in the first place.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Gary Thompson Philadelphia Daily News
    67
    A profile of Ponzi-scheme whistle-blowers who tried, for a decade, to interest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Bernie Madoff's transparent and ruinous fraud scheme.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    20
    A terrible documentary that has sheds very little on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nora Lee Mandel Film-Forward.com
    60
    Markopolos goes on and on. . to seem monomaniacal. . . that any rational major investor should have suspected [but] he deserves his victory lap.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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