The Laundromat

The Laundromat
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Meryl Streep
  • UK release: 27 September 2019

A dramatization of events concerning the Panama Papers, in which confidential details of a law firm’s dodgy dealings were released by a whistleblower. Soderbergh makes the odd decision to depict it like a pantomime, leaving the viewer hardly the wiser about what’s really going on; a swanky ensemble cast means it’s never dull, but it’s hardly profound.

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The Laundromat

16 Sep 20192 stars

TIFF 2019: Steven Soderbergh turns the Panama Papers scandal into a self-indulgent, star-studded romp

The Panama Papers was a confusing farce of a scandal, which might explain why Steven Soderbergh has decided to depict it in such a pantomime fashion. The epic, globetrotting saga of financial impropriety, tax-dodging scams and their hapless victims is…

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