The Wizard of Lies

2017

Biography / Crime / Drama

145
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 72%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 66%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 16219

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Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff
Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff
Kristen Connolly as Stephanie Madoff
Kathrine Narducci as Eleanor Squillari
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2hr 13 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by The Couchpotatoes 6 / 10

Rich people losing money, I'm not going to cry about it.

If you want to know more about the biggest fraud that ever happened in the USA then The Wizard Of Lies is the movie to watch. The life of Bernie Madoff is not really a thing I'm interested in but I guess for other people it might be interesting. The movie and the acting is not bad. Certainly not the acting with a great cast. Robert de Niro can play anything. But if you're like me and you could not care less about superrich people losing money by trying to get even more money then it might be a bit boring. There is a law for the rich and there is a law for the poor, this movie prooves it again. The Wizard Of Lies is to me just good to watch once, except if you like that kind of stories than you will like it more then I did.

Reviewed by MickandRorty 1 / 10

Disgusting, Profane, Disrespectful Garbage....And That's Just De Niro. Toast! Career's Over, Bud.

I have never been so disgusted by a performance.

Deniro, the things he said here...his view on America's democracy is sickening and frightening.

He says he is still fighting for Meryl Streep to get her equal share.

Go away snowflakes.

1/10

Reviewed by Schatz87 9 / 10

Surprisingly fascinating... even when you the story well

I was somewhat surprised by this biopic, since I'm well-acquainted with the modern Ponzi scheme story and $65 Billion ripoff committed by private investment firm. But even for those familiar with the general story, the documentary provides a fascinating portrait of the Madoff family and the central characters. Overall it reminds me of an epic Greek tragedy.

The principal crime committed by Bernie Madoff is clearcut. In essence Madoff run a hedge fund that were one big hoax based on a pyramid investment scheme. All ROIs were fictitious and existing investors were paid by the money provided by subsequent investors. Aside from defrauding rich individuals of European royalty, Madoff took advantage of the fact that he as a jewish investor had excellent contacts to other wealthy American jews, which allowed him to swindle countless of the latter of all their retirement savings. All in all, in the end it led to countless tragedies and suicides on both continents.

The financial thriller behind it has been well-told by previous accounts, particularly 'No One Would Listen' by Harry Markopolos (i.e. the financial analyst struggled to expose the fraud for many years). It's also true that the ramifications would have been much more limited if the SEC would have done their job properly.

However, what this biopic does is following Bernie Madoff and the effects of the exposure on his own family, i.e. particularly his wife Ruth and his two adult sons. It seems as his family was completely unaware of the fraud and the movie does a good job in explaining how his sons never got the information from their dominating father. Later, when it all blew up the fraud also wreaked havoc on the lives of his wife and sons.

In the end, it was all for nothing. The family members would lived longer and happier lives without massive fraud committed by the Bernard. While the portrait of him is by no means completely unsympathetic, he remains seemingly oblivious even to this day to the devastation he caused in so many lives, including to those nearest to him.

The main roles played by Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are brilliant, but also the less-known actors playing his two sons.

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