The Founder
The story of McDonald`s founder, Ray Kroc.
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The Founder

English
HistoryDramaBiography
20 Jan, 2017
1 hrs 57 mins
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The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers` speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
Verdict: A delicious bite into the making of McDonald's. The movie opens with a close shot of Michael Keaton's face. From the very beginning, you are aware of who the spotlight is going to be on. Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) is a salesman who is down on his luck. It's 1950s USA and Ray Kroc is trying, and []... ...Read full review
The Founder and its recreation of the 50s and 60s American culture and capitalism is insightful and enriching. It skips on the McDonalds story on Wall Street completely, but it does do complete justice to the story of Ray Kroc taking over the McDonalds business from the simple and unassuming McDonalds brothers. This film just like the McDonalds service model and burger is quick, clean and leaves you thoroughly satisfied ...Read full review
Fascinating, subtle film on the machinations of Ray Kroc, the ruthless, insecure man who made a burger joint an empire and sold out its originators. ...Read full review
Watch it by all means. It`s an interesting tale of greed and ambition and a treatise on why, in business, there are no good men, and why only the rotten ones flourish. ...Read full review
This business drama falls short of being a powerful biopic but if you are a loyal customer of McDonalds, a budding businessman or a Michael Keaton fan, youll like it. ...Read full review

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