WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

critic Reviews

, 73% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • It's hard to ignore the parts that are left unexamined, but WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn does well enough by its real-life stranger-than-fiction story.
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    Angie HanMashable
    It's just not all that clear WeWork understands what precisely the story of WeWork is supposed to caution against.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It has some good access, but not too much wit or point-of-view.
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    Sonia SaraiyaVanity Fair
    If anything, Rothstein's documentary spares us some of the worst excesses of WeWork's corporate culture, and as a result, passes up on the opportunity to come down harder on the startup scene in general.
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    Kristy PuchkoCrooked Marquee
    Rothstein effectively lays out the timeline of WeWork's meteoric rise and calamitous fall, but doesn't fill in the gaps with anything near as rich as a "$47 billion unicorn" premise suggests
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    This is a compelling documentary that takes what might have been a dry subject and jolts it to life.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    While it is insightful on the murky history of the business, it's missing more emphasis on the human experience specific to how demagogue Adam Neumann inspired thousands of people to believe in him.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    A disappointing documentary about a fascinating subject
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    Seth FreilichPajiba
    The new documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn exposes the complete bullsh*t, like the Theranos exposés before it, and helps us understand why many companies never live up to their "valuations."
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    It mainly works because the story feels complete without missing bits of important information.
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    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    Most of the time, talk is cheap, but in cases like this, talk is VERY expensive.
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