Movie Review – The Laundromat (2019)

The Laundromat, 2019.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Nonso Anozie, Matthias Schoenaerts, Melissa Rauch, Sharon Stone, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Rosalind Chao.

Synopsis:

When a woman suffers an insurance injustice, she begins to investigate the shady law firm Mossack Fonseca, who would eventually become the subject of the Panama Papers.

“We are real people, just like you,” deadpans Gary Oldman during the opening voiceover of Steven Soderbergh’s new Netflix drama The Laundromat, sporting a ludicrous accent which sounds a bit like me attempting to do Werner Herzog. He’s playing Jürgen Mossack who, along with business partner Ramón Fonseca (Antonio Banderas), founded the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which is now infamous as the entity exposed in the Panama Papers investigation of 2016. Soderbergh’s film, penned by regular collaborator Scott Z. Burns, attempts the almost impossible task of explaining that story in a way
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