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A maverick hedge fund trader moves from New York to Hong Kong in hopes of orchestrating a megadeal that swiftly gets out of control.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 3.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Dry as new bank notes and doggedly uncinematic, Simon Yin's "$upercapitalist" approaches the seamy side of international finance with a story as stale as the subprime meltdown.
Rotten: The dull, hectoring financial melodrama "Supercapitalist" has all the spark of a high school assembly skit about not letting friends drive drunk.
Rotten: Even caped do-gooders couldn't save Supercapitalist...
Rotten: Whatever the makers of "$upercapitalist" had in mind, what they've created is a clunky and cliched melodrama set in the world of international high finance.
If you think you've seen bad but not 100% sure - this is one not to miss. The acting in this stinker will leave you wondering if you're watching a parody. The lead alternates between what looks like gum chewing and a fairly good impression of a toothache. Ticks the boxes on every cliche imaginable and adds a few new ones (burning briefcase of money? We got that, we're so rich) while jump cutting nonsensically to what has to be the most predictable, trite ending this side of a Happy Days rerun.
I wanted to like it, I really did and I'm not against a little conspicuous consumption but this thing is unwatchable. Halfway through I was wishing for the crap that was Wall Street 2. I envy the people who actually wrote a plot review because for the life of me I could not identify an actual plot. Stay clear, this movie might actually make you stupid if you see it through to the credits.
If you want to see how Asian values can be translated onto the big screen, watch the Supercapitalist. The movie has all the qualities of a "Wall Street"-type movie (money, women, fast-paced chase scenes, etc.) -- and in addition, brings in a cultural element, demonstrating themes of filial piety, for example. There are few films out there that even attempt to bring Asian cultural values onto the big screen in the U.S., and I commend the Supercapitalist for doing an excellent job. Hopefully this movie will be a trailblazer for more Asian American films.
This movie was as entertaining as an ETrade account with depleted funds. It was like I was at a reading for an audition, and most of the actors would not be called back. The storyline was lame, like a high school student taking his first economics class and then making a presentation to a Fortune 500 company. Save your money and replenish the ETrade account.