The Founder
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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.... (Full plot summary below)

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The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

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NY1-TV - 10/10 by Neil Rosen If you think you deserve a break today, see this movie.
Chicago Reader - 10/10 by J. R. Jones Kroc comes off as a greedy scoundrel, a bit like the comic hustlers Keaton played in the 80s, and the character's unpleasantness makes this biopic a tough burger to swallow.
Reeling Reviews - 9/10 by Robin Clifford [The] negative view of Ray, very well played by Keaton, does not make for a feel good movie, but it is an interesting look into the history of what became the largest food conveyor in the world.
Kaplan vs. Kaplan - 9/10 by Jeanne Kaplan "The Founder" is solid moviemaking about the American dream.
Compuserve - 9/10 by Harvey S. Karten Though Michael Keaton plays the corrupt Ray Kroc who cheated the McDonald's founders out of a fortune, you can't help siding with this otherwise lovable man whose persistence created the world-wide fast food corporation.
MTV - 9/10 by Amy Nicholson Despite both films being made from bloody meat, The Founder is to Citizen Kane what a 15-cent hamburger is to filet mignon.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 9/10 by Calvin Wilson Not just another biopic, "The Founder" is a morality tale that raises provocative questions about consumer culture, its benefits and its consequences. You won't look at a Big Mac the same way again.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/10 by Colin Covert In a way, it celebrates the achievements of a small-time peddler turned empire builder. Watch it differently and it's akin to "The Social Network."
Rolling Stone - 9/10 by Peter Travers How is Michael Keaton's performance as McDonald's self-proclaimed founder Ray Kroc? I gotta say, I'm lovin' it. Keaton makes this electrifying take on the godfather of fast-food resonate for the scary here and now.
New York Post - 9/10 by Kyle Smith This is a thrilling, dynamic, often very funny movie full of fascinating granular detail - a great American story about a great American business.
Blu-ray.com - 9/10 by Brian Orndorf "The Founder" actually manages to find psychological depth underneath all the scheming and frustrations, shaping a fascinating examination of opportunity born from legal duplicity.
Seven Days - 9/10 by Rick Kisonak I can't remember the last time I saw a film on a subject this familiar filled with so many startling historical facts.

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