The Laundromat was released on Netflix a week ago. A movie with a very promising plot, yet it lacks something. Read my review here.
A movie starring Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas and Gary Oldman sounds like an instant hit, one that can’t be bad. While in my opinion the story of the Panama Papers is well told, it doesn’t do what it promised to do.
What they tried to do, was to make a Big Short-esque movie. What they did was making a movie filled with difficult storylines to explain what happened with the Panama Papers story a few years ago. You can’t take your eyes off the screen for a minute or you’ve missed a lot which makes it difficult to catch up with the story.
I was 16 when the Panama Papers story got out. While I have always followed the news, I didn’t understand much back then. It was way too complicated for me to follow. This movie did explain everything that happened in this drama in a comedy-way. All of that made it way more enjoyable than I initially thought it would be. I think the movie wouldn’t have been better if they got rid of the comedy, yet maybe it was too much.
All in all, I can conclude that they told the story in a clear way. It may be difficult to follow, but it’s a good thing that they told it with a bit of comedy. Something was missing but I still can’t explain what it was.
Genre: Comedy, drama
Runtime: 1h 35min
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas and much more
IMDb score: 6,3
My rating: 6/10