The FounderHD Closed Captioning
John Lee Hancock
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About the Movie
Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 216
- Fresh: 179
- Rotten: 37
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Brightly colored and perversely entertaining ...
Rotten: Its omissions and elisions are the result not of natural narrative contours but of open choices, gaping holes, psychological wounds that a filmmaker displays all the more via the elaborate efforts at concealment ...
Fresh: Keaton is the special sauce in this smart, sharp movie about capitalism and its casualties.
Fresh: One of the must-see entertainments of the year.
Instant Business Movie Classic
As a business professor I really enjoyed how this movie portrays the emotional toll running a business puts on the different stakeholders.
The acting is marvelous and the movie never feels too fake. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to use it as a discussion topic for future classes.
Have yet to see the movie
But looks good
BEST MOVIE EVER
BEST MOVIE SINCE STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON LOVED IT GONA WATCH IT EVERY TIME I EAT MC DONALDS