Capital (2013)

From legendary Academy Award (R)-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) comes CAPITAL, a fast-paced, darkly comic, suspenseful drama set in the high stakes world of global finance. When the CEO of France's Phenix Bank… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 9, 2014
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John Anderson

Director Costa-Gavras takes a vaguely facetious tone toward the evils of global finance, which he concludes is a game for gluttonous boys.

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Christy Lemire

The famously left-leaning Costa-Gavras is preaching to the choir in his indignation, but he does so in slick, brisk fashion.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

A fast-paced, cynical piece of entertainment that serves as a surprisingly simple criticism of our uneven system of dollars and cents.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

It's a bit like what The Godfather would have been if it had been set in "The Bank of Evil" from Despicable Me -- and if its antihero were a cipher instead of Michael Corleone.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

In the end, "Capital" is just a dark comic sketch of bald-faced greed, with little nuance or real feeling.

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Craig D. Lindsey
Philadelphia Weekly

Costa-Gavras certainly found an intriguing leading man in Elmaleh, with his ice-cold stare that may remind audiences of Steve McQueen at his most penetrating.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

What's lacking is most surprising from this dissident filmmaker: the emotional outrage.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"Capital" is too cynical to ever really suggest that redemption is possible. Not that anyone watching will even care.

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Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

"Capital" isn't as good as "Margin Call" or "Arbitrage," in part because Costa-Gavras holds these characters in such contempt rather than trying to understand what motivates their insatiable greed.

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