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)
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.
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.
The Patriot Ledger - 9/10 by Dana BarbutoEven with an ensemble as fine as this, the movie still belongs squarely to Keaton. He's the special sauce - and I'm lovin' it.
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.
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."
Cinemalogue.com - 9/10 by Todd Jorgenson... more than just a nostalgic crowd-pleaser about greasy griddles and deep-fat fryers, proving itself equally effective as a cautionary tale about the perils of growing a business and the dangers of capitalism run amok.
Detroit News - 9/10 by Adam Graham"The Founder" is a bit like McDonald's: it's satisfying, but it leaves you hungry for more.