Chasing Madoff

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Chasing Madoff
Chasing Madoff.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jeff Prosserman
Produced by Jeff Prosserman
Jeff Sackman
Randy Mains
Starring Bernie Madoff
Harry Markopolos
Music by David Fluery[1]
Release date
  • August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26)
Running time
91 min.[2]
Country United States
Language English

Chasing Madoff is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Jeff Prosserman. The film is based on the book by Harry Markopolos.

Summary[edit]

The film chronicles how Harry Markopolos and his associates spent ten years of investigation in an attempt to expose Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which scammed an estimated $18 billion from investors.

The film implies that the systemic problems exposed in the movie have not changed. Indeed, it is far harder for a fraud victim to prevail. In 2009, the Supreme Court required a plaintiff to establish his claim before any disclosure is required by the defendant. Labels and conclusions" and "a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of action" will not suffice.[3] Thus, correct statements about fraud, when not supported by appropriate documentation, will lead to a dismissal of the claim. Absent supporting documentation, the culprit is presumed to be telling the truth and the victim to be lying or mistaken.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46% based on 39 reviews, and an average rating of 5.8/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6] Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ rating.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honeycutt, Kirk (12 August 2011). "Chasing Madoff: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Gleiberman, Owen (26 August 2011). "Chasing Madoff". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007).
  4. ^ a b c d e "Cast". Choen Media (Flash Website, ergo need to search for ref). Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chasing Madoff (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Chasing Madoff Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 

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