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The Laundromat (2019)

Director:
Steven Soderbergh
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Laundromat
RUNNING TIME
95 minutes
Producer:
Scott Z. Burns
Lawrence Grey
Gregory Jacobs
Steven Soderbergh
Screenwriter (based on a book by Jake Bernstein):
Scott Z. Burns


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ellen Martin / Elena / Herself Meryl Streep
Jürgen Mossack Gary Oldman ½
Ramón Fonseca Antonio Banderas ½
Hannah Sharon Stone
Matthew Quirk David Schwimmer
Maywood Matthias Schoenaerts
Malchus Irvin Boncamper Jeffrey Wright
Doomed Gringo #1 Will Forte
Doomed Gringo #2 Chris Parnell
Joseph David "Joe" Martin James Cromwell
Melanie Melissa Rauch
Jeff Larry Wilmore
Captain Richard Paris Robert Patrick

 

Review

This is an ambitious, wide-ranging film about money laundring and various other types of corruption in our day and age. Basically theft anno 2019. Director Steven Soderbergh tells his story with the help of white-collar criminals Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas (inspired by real-life characters) who giddily break the fourth wall with their ostensible eccentricity. It's just that their characters and lines aren't very funny or interesting, which makes them uncharismatic despite the half-hearted efforts of the two veteran actors. And when The Laundromat occasionally touches on something sincere, it quickly negates it by venturing into other territories and anecdotes in which Soderbergh does his best to keep up the film's lack of focus. It's a stellar cast on display here, but all that The Laundromat ultimately can boast is biting off more than it can chew.

Copyright © 12.11.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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