The Founder

Reviewed
Fri. 1/20/17
The Founder
4
Acting
4.5
4.5/5
Morality
4
4/5
Music
2.5
2.5/5
Story
4.5
4.5/5
Visuals
4
4/5
Kernel Factor
4.5
4.5/5
We're not supposed to like McDonald's for "health reasons", but I sure do LOVE The Founder
Reviewed By: Steven Siwek
Viewing Environment:
Theater
Viewing Crew:
Significant Other
Times Watched:
1
Genre:
Drama
Payment Method:
Regular Ticket
Review:

Michael Keaton. Man that guy can act. I've been waiting for this movie to come out for nearly 1 year, no joke. I came in with high expectations, and those expectations were definitely met. I think this movie does an incredible job of exposing what a lie can do, and how it can exponentially grow. There are few movies that do such a good job of taming evil with good. In the end you may think Ray has won, but the last scene will leave you with chills. I wanted the movie to keep going. There are times where the film moves slowly, and when I wish I knew dates/times better, but overall I feel like a film like this is a must-see for any entrepreneur or business person today.

Acting
Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carol Lynch wow to all of them. Every character really did a good job and there were so many of them to enjoy watching. 
Morality
Ray divorced his wife, married his mistress, cursed a bunch, and ruthlessly destroyed people. What was good however was that they did NOT glamorize this 
Music
There was a lot of silence between takes in this film, and it relied heavily on the music to carry it between those moments. It usually didn't work for me.
Story
There's nothing better than a true story. I think the grit, sacrifice, and rawness was so well executed.
Visuals
Overall beautiful job, and good shots of historical McDonalds - EXCEPT for Phoenix, which of course wasn't actually featured in PHX.
Kernel Factor
This movie so beautifully depicts the American entrepreneurialism that permeates our culture. It can be so intense and inhumane, and when depicted in a film like this, it's an opportunity for really good conversation. I loved the depth this film had.

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