$upercapitalist
$upercapitalist (2012)

A maverick New York hedge fund trader moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control. Caught between competing forces in America and Asia in a ruthless culture of profits at all costs, he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 10, 2012
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The dull, hectoring financial melodrama "Supercapitalist" has all the spark of a high school assembly skit about not letting friends drive drunk.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

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Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

$upercapitalist" exposes the heady, fast-paced, amoral world of New York/Hong Kong high finance

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Filled with enough clichés (finance culture seems to have the same frat-boy DNA the world over, bro) to be broken up and sold in pieces as junk material.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Ultimately plodding and resolutely old-fashioned, a corporate thriller for folks too square to indulge the possible existence of hungers so strong they must be satisfied at any cost.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A Walmart "Wall Street," the hedge-fund drama "Supercapitalist" is junk merchandise stamped "made in China."

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

$upercapitalist seems naïve about both the market and the humans who operate in it.

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Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Makes you wonder whether Britain and China were wrong to allow Hong Kong to remain a free-market capitalist province--though the movie does not compare in quality to "Wall Street."

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