Screener Squad: The Laundromat

The Laundromat Movie Review


Steven Soderbergh and Netflix team up again for The Laundromat, a Big Short styled dramedy focusing on the Mossack Fonseca scandal (better known to the public as the Panama Papers). A big part of the film follows Ellen Martin (Meryl Streep) as she investigates a fake insurance policy that leads her to a law firm based in Panama City. She discovers that the founders, Jurgen Mossak (Gary Oldman) and Ramon Fonseca (Antonio Banderas), run a variety of shell companies and offshore accounts laundering money for rich people across the globe. The film then follows her and a bunch of other people connected to the scandal as they learn how the rich continue to exploit world markets for their own gain. Allen, Brad, and Daniel ‘Dogget’ had a lot of thoughts about this sprawling, sometimes disorganized, movie, but who found this approach charming and who was more on the fence? Find out here.


DIRECTED BY: Steven Soderbergh

STARRING: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Robert Patrick, James Cromwell, Lucy Morningstar, Arsenio Castellanos, Melissa Rauch, Juliet Donenfeld, Jay Paulson, Chris McLaughlin, Jane Morris, Jeff Michalski, Brock Brenner

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