The Laundromat: Film Review – Follow The Money Trail

The Laundromat: Film Review – Follow The Money Trail

By Alisha Fernandes4 November, 2019 2 min read
The Laundromat: Film Review – Follow The Money Trail
A decent one-time watch!
55%Overall Score

Verdict – This film needs your full attention as you get a lesson on the complexities of money laundering.

Director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns are a dynamic duo who have worked on several projects together. They have now teamed up for their latest project – The Laundromat. Based on true events, this biographical film is about the leaking of the Panama Papers – documents that uncovered offshore accounts of the world’s wealthiest and incredibly powerful individuals.

What’s The Laundromat About:

Within the first few minutes of the film, we are introduced to Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep), a warm and lovely lady who loses her husband in a boat accident. When the financial settlement is lower than expected, Ellen decides to take matters into her own hands and discovers that the insurance company is part of a much larger web of money laundering schemes. We are also introduced to Jürgen Mossack (Gary Oldman) and Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas), owners of the law firm who are the masterminds behind helping the rich evade taxes and launder money. Throughout the film, Mossack and Fonseca break the fourth wall and talk to the viewers explaining the intricacies of money laundering.

What Works:

Watching Meryl Streep is always a delight even if the role leaves a lot to be desired. All the actors in this film including those that make cameos are quite brilliant. The Laundromat is not a traditional film, it opens with Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas giving us a lesson and tips, if you will, on money laundering. They continue to talk to the audience at various intervals of the film. If you understand nothing or very little about money laundering, their lessons will help you understand the film better.

What Could’ve Been Better:

Apart from the narration by Oldman and Banderas, the plot is also interconnected with smaller stories of people that have either been a part of or affected by this extensive scam – making the story a little jumbled and dry. If you expect this film to be super engaging, you may be slightly disappointed.

Why You Should Watch:

Though The Laundromat is not your run-of-the-mill conventional film, it does focus on true events that exposed the Mossack Fonseca law firm as well as all their wealthy and powerful clients. This film is currently streaming on Netflix and makes for a decent one-time watch.

Tags: ##Streaming #Antonio Banderas #comedy #Crime #Drama #english #English Reviews #gary oldman #Meryl Streep #Scott Z. Burns #Steven Soderbergh #The Laundromat
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