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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Chicago Reader - 10/10 by J. R. JonesKroc 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.
NY1-TV - 10/10 by Neil RosenIf you think you deserve a break today, see this movie.
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/10 by Richard RoeperIt’s some of Keaton’s finest work. It’s also the first great movie I’ve seen in 2017.
Compuserve - 9/10 by Harvey S. KartenThough 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.
Capital Times (Madison, WI) - 9/10 by Rob Thomas"It rather unsettlingly makes us wonder if, in an age where America consumes a lot and doesn't make all that much, Kroc is right when he calls McDonald's "the new American church. And it ain't just open on Sunday, boys.""
Rolling Stone - 9/10 by Peter TraversHow 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.
MTV - 9/10 by Amy NicholsonDespite 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 WilsonNot 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.
Seven Days - 9/10 by Rick KisonakI can't remember the last time I saw a film on a subject this familiar filled with so many startling historical facts.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/10 by Colin CovertIn 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."

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