Chasing Madoff
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Chasing Madoff is the compelling story of Harry Markopolos and his team of investigator's ten-year struggle to expose the harrowing truth behind the infamous Madoff scandal. Throughout the decade long investigation, Markopolos pieced together a chain of white-collar predators consisting of bankers, lieutenants, and henchmen, all linked to the devastating Ponzi scheme. With risk and danger apparent, Markopolos and his loyal team relentlessly continued to pursue the frightening truth. Finding himself trapped in a web of epic deceit, the once unassuming Boston securities analyst turned… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"Prosserman wisely skirts the esoterica of high finance, though he cleverly uses good visual devices to suggest the shocking scope of Madoff's crimes."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Viewers get very little about Madoff himself. While the film is primarily about Markopolos, it makes little sense without much insight into his nemesis."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"When the officials getting paid to do the job failed miserably in their duties, it was the crazy guy who stood as the public's last and only line of defense"
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Chasing Madoff argues that Bernie Madoff was more typical of systemic abuses than deviant."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Markopolos goes on and on. . to seem monomaniacal. . . that any rational major investor should have suspected [but] he deserves his victory lap."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"If you're wondering why so many people are cynical about Wall Street, the government and the system in general, "Chasing Madoff" tells you."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
""Chasing Madoff" is not a very good documentary, but it's a very devastating one."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Well constructed but standard-brand "outrage doc.""
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A profile of Ponzi-scheme whistle-blowers who tried, for a decade, to interest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Bernie Madoff's transparent and ruinous fraud scheme."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Chasing Madoff is an interesting story. Too bad it's such a mediocre movie."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"The film may leave some viewers even more confused about the Madoff affair than they were in the first place."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The hero has a colorless, off-rhythm voice, dead eyes, disorderly hair. He's not, we gather, an imaginative man, but, a religious Greek Orthodox and a former Army officer, he's propelled by a strong sense of rectitude, an ethos of duty."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"If you want a factual primer on Madoff's crimes, you should look elsewhere. But as a portrait of an unusual man, 'Chasing Madoff' is flawed but fascinating."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A terrible documentary that has sheds very little on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"'Madoff' Gripping Tale of SEC Malfeasance"
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
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