The Wizard of Lies

The Wizard of Lies

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Dramatizes the events leading up to Bernie Madoff's arrest for a Ponzi scheme which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HBO Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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hammer59
Nov 29, 2017

This was a difficult watch only because it actually happened. How fraud on this magnitude occurred despite regulatory agencies (probably watching porn instead of working) only shows how imbedded corruption is in Capitalist America. I enjoyed "99 Homes" and "Margin Call"...and the "Big Short" MUCH more entertaining, but they were made by the Big Studios. In the end, you will reap what you sow. I did not appreciate how this movie minimalized the ruin Maddoff caused.

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LauraSteinert
Nov 27, 2017

Worth watching if you have any money invested in stocks, have a broker, or plan to retire before you die of old age. My chest hurt the whole movie! (my husband was bored) Did his sons know or not? Can a wife be that blind? Sure, greedy people didn't care how he made money, but surely one or two employees must have known--were they all idiots?

With the US running trillions of dollars in debt, no gold to back our paper money, and electronic money just a figment of our imaginations, this is a reminder that if people stop believing, it will all come crashing down.

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graybear1
Oct 27, 2017

Well worth a watch (even if you still hate Bernie Madoff). Tells the story mainly of the devastation Madoff caused his family and how he kept his crimes secret from them. Still in prison and still a psycopath (apparently no genuine remorse for what he did to thousands of people, merely the loss of his own freedom & family life). DeNiro does his usual terrific acting job (you'll forget it's him you're watching) and the same for Michelle Pfeiffer (my husband didn't even realize it was her til the end of the movie!). Not an action film, so you'll need to pay attention to dialog.

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