83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Jeff Prosserman's riveting documentary 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."
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The movie is anything but flawless. There are flourishes that seem plucked from Errol Morris' work but aren't as good, and some re-creations of past events are hokey. It's the film's content that packs a punch.
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
His sorry tale is worth re-telling, if only to piece together the connective tissue between government, big business and, to a lesser degree, the media institutions that propped up what most insiders knew or suspected was a massive fraud for years before Madoff got his comeuppance.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In a sense, this is not a financial thriller so much as a financial mystery. Which gets a bit lost in the movie's stylized presentation.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Chasing Madoff is not a very good documentary, but it's a very devastating one.
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50

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
A documentary that clearly aspires to the highest standards of cinematic muckraking but makes for a frustrating experience.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Chasing Madoff is mostly that sort of movie, the kind you make when all you've seen is other movies and television shows about crime, when you want someone to know what you can do with a juicy story that takes some effort to ruin.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Chasing Madoff is as much a journalistic exposé of Madoff as it is a love letter to Markopolos, shot in the style of "Natural Born Killers" by a director terrified of boring his audience. In Proserman, the documentary genre finds its own Michael Bay.
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50

Washington Post

Director Jeff Prosserman's retelling borders on reprehensible, as he attempts to heighten an already powerful tale with a parade of needless bells and whistles, from flashy camera work to melodramatic reenactments. What a shame, because the story is truly astonishing.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

Viewers get very little about Madoff himself. While the film is primarily about Markopolos, it makes little sense without much insight into his nemesis.
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52 out of 100
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