The Founder

The Founder

The Founder

Michael Keaton (Birdman) leads this true story drama as Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois who met Mac and Dick McDonald and their burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Impressed by their fast food operation, Kroc saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. From the director of Saving Mr. Banks and the writer of The Wrestler.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language115 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
85%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Being loud, angry, determined, despicable, and full of lies is one way to make it to the top of big business in America. That behaviour got USA their 45th president and it’s also what got McDonald’s onto the map of every state and almost every country in the world. At the centre of the phenomenon is Ray Kroc, the man who swiped the signature idea for fast-food burgers from a humble pair of brothers who weren’t interested in world domination.

3.0
0

The Founder, The Cooks & The Thief

Fascinating movie about the theft of an idea and an identity, amongst other things. Well worth watching, if only to gain a correct insight into the origin of the famous food chain. It will also give you an understanding of why Macca's is the low paying sweatshop that it is today.

4.0
0

A tale of treachery, greed and a code of ethics toxic enough to spoil a Big Mac.

Biographical dramas tell stories about significant people in history but they are always much more than that. The person chosen for the bio-pic reflects something about the values of the era and the society from which they came. In this sense, The Founder (2016) goes well beyond the story of a global hamburger empire to the values that made McDonald’s...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It's the dash of pickle in Robert Siegel's script - a streak of sour, cheek-puckering cynicism amid its warmer, blander conventions - that gives "The Founder" its mojo.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[The Founder is] at the high end of what is fast becoming a distinguished genre in American movie-making: the forensic corporate drama.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Nicely shot, smartly acted and efficient in its telling.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

It's never laugh out loud funny, but we're invited to enjoy Kroc as a rascal, not a villain... almost til the end.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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It's a movie that feels like a business-movie opportunity wasted.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The result is a wishy-washy take on both Kroc and McDonald's itself, which tries to play off its timidity as fairness, balance or some such.

0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Being loud, angry, determined, despicable, and full of lies is one way to make it to the top of big business in America. That behaviour got USA their 45th president and it’s also what got McDonald’s onto the map of every state and almost every country in the world. At the centre of the phenomenon is Ray Kroc, the man who swiped the signature idea for fast-food burgers from a humble pair of brothers who weren’t interested in world domination.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It's the dash of pickle in Robert Siegel's script - a streak of sour, cheek-puckering cynicism amid its warmer, blander conventions - that gives "The Founder" its mojo.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[The Founder is] at the high end of what is fast becoming a distinguished genre in American movie-making: the forensic corporate drama.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Nicely shot, smartly acted and efficient in its telling.

4.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

It's never laugh out loud funny, but we're invited to enjoy Kroc as a rascal, not a villain... almost til the end.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's a movie that feels like a business-movie opportunity wasted.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The result is a wishy-washy take on both Kroc and McDonald's itself, which tries to play off its timidity as fairness, balance or some such.

0

The Founder, The Cooks & The Thief

Fascinating movie about the theft of an idea and an identity, amongst other things. Well worth watching, if only to gain a correct insight into the origin of the famous food chain. It will also give you an understanding of why Macca's is the low paying sweatshop that it is today.

4.0
0

A tale of treachery, greed and a code of ethics toxic enough to spoil a Big Mac.

Biographical dramas tell stories about significant people in history but they are always much more than that. The person chosen for the bio-pic reflects something about the values of the era and the society from which they came. In this sense, The Founder (2016) goes well beyond the story of a global hamburger empire to the values that made McDonald’s...

4.0
0