This Steven Soderbergh Netflix drama was a well-intentioned, ambitious, and highly understandable attempt to explain the Panama Papers, an unscrupulous international scheme that made scammers rich at the expense of trusted common people. Soderbergh tried to dive into these thick waters by following the stories of various people affected by shellfish money laundering companies, and it was all “told” by two jubilant rascals (played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) who turned themselves into bandits.
Streep is portrayed as an elderly woman whose husband drowned in a boating accident, but boating company insurance tied these international planners through a disgusting maze of shell companies, making their collection impossible. كان أداء Streep مثيرا للإعجاب للغاية, بما في ذلك النهاية القوية حيث كشفت عن أنها كانت تلعب دور شخصية ثانية طوال الوقت على مرأى من الجميع – ثم قامت بتجريد الواجهة في لقطة واحدة طويلة, وخرجت عن الشخصية وناشدت الإصلاح مثل Streep نفسها, ملفتة للنظر وقفة مثل Statue of Liberty.
It was the kind of epic and intricate monologue only Meryl Streep can imagine. But are you lost in a movie that doesn’t seem to be as efficient anywhere else?
In her own league Nicole Ackman said the film “Obviously the style of movies like The Big Short, but unfortunately it doesn’t come close to clarity, precision or artistry.” Eagle Andrew Godion said: “It’s different and it may work for some, but in the end ‘The Laundromat’ drops the ball like a piece of film striving to make the complex situation tangible, devastating and perhaps most importantly, human. ”.
The end of the film was particularly polarizing. When Streep revealed that he was playing not only the widow Elaine, but also Elena, a secretary at a Panama law firm who helped launder money, this stunt surprised some as being too valuable for their credit. Alonso Doraldi said wrapping “Any emotional resonance that Streep achieves as an angry widow is undone by the decision to put her as Mossack Fonseca’s secretary, with a huge fake nose and a ridiculous Spanish voice. It’s a bit of bragging on the part of an artist who should be stronger than that. Flash.”
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