The FounderA ruefully titled biopic of Ray Kroc, the man who didn’t found McDonald’s but ruthlessly made it what it is. It details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Actors of "The Founder"
Laura DernBirthdate: 10 February 1967, Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Characters of "The Founder"
Directors of "The Founder"
John Lee HancockBirthdate: 15 December 1956, Longview, Texas, USA
Creators of "The Founder"
Robert D. Siegel
Critic Reviews of "The Founder"
The AtlanticFebruary 09, 2017
The Founder ends up feeling extremely wishy-washy, unable to scrub the nastiness of Kroc's success but also incapable of confronting it.
New York ObserverJanuary 25, 2017
One of the must-see entertainments of the year.
New YorkerJanuary 23, 2017
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 ...
Tribune News ServiceJanuary 20, 2017
Keaton is fascinating as Kroc, a bad guy who embodies the American Dream - a man who isn't necessarily the best or most talented but who's willing to step on anyone to get ahead.
Christian Science MonitorJanuary 20, 2017
The Founder remains fascinating largely because Keaton is so good at guile and bile. Not once does he wink at the audience or overplay the obvious.
San Diego ReaderJanuary 20, 2017
John Lee Hancock serves up a biopic of McDonald's king Ray Kroc that is not unlike the restaurant's product: precisely prepared, brightly packaged, and uncomplicated in its appeal. Or at least, that's how it goes down much of the time.
The Blu SpotApril 17, 2017
The Founder features an engrossing tale of the rise of a fast-food empire, an exceptional cast that's at the top of their game, and a marvelous screenplay that lays out these events in all of their intriguing, gritty detail.
El FinancieroApril 11, 2017
A twisted guide to learning how capitalism works in its most unbridled variant. [Full review in Spanish]
Butaca AnchaApril 04, 2017
An entertaining and meritorious point of view on business innovation, personal interest and greed. [Full review in Spanish]
ExcelsiorApril 04, 2017
A remarkable example that the American dream is sometimes possible, although there must be lies, betrayal, robberies, and some other things on the way. [Full review in Spanish]
EscribiendoCineApril 03, 2017
It probably would have had more impact if it had been made four or five decades ago, when McDonald's was not yet an icon of "crude mercantilism" feared by its original owners. [Full review in Spanish]
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