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A look at how one investigator spent ten years trying to expose Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme that scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Frustratingly uneven in its presentation.
Fresh: 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.''
Rotten: The human element of the film is so weirdly distracting it often deflects from its primary target.
Fresh: 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.
modern day heros
What really matters in this movie is the story of a few good men who were willing to do the right thing in the face of overwhelming greed and apathy. Despite the clumsy production that message is not lost.
An almost whimsical approach...
Whether it's Markopolos's quirky personality or the film's dramatic editing inconsistencies, Chasing Madoff, while worth watching, is not for anyone looking to gain any true insight into Madoff's actions. Instead, viewers will find a semi-entertaining storyline in Markopolos; a fraud investigator who allegedly brings the Madoff case to public awareness after nearly a decade of trying to do so. And while the film is eye-catching, the personalities and formatting leveraged are very distracting. I understand why John Anderson of Variety reviewed it as such.
By the end of it, viewers will probably be unsure of whether to take this film seriously or not. This isn't to say the subject matter isn't serious. It most definitely is. One can only wish that Prosserman had focused less on the effects and dramatization, and more on the character of Madoff himself. The actual story itself is dramatic enough. No need for such excessive post-production flair.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!
Whats a waste of time and money! I wanted to like the documentary but it failed to deliver and actually ended up annoying me entirely. The films portrayal of Markopolos as some renegade Rambo was a joke. The constant references to his fear of being assassinated was overly hyped up with dramatic theatrics, when in reality the man did not receive one death threat. Film revolves around Markopolos little coverage on Madoff himself. Utter disappointment.