Capital

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Oct 25, 2013
    85
    Costa-Gavras' film excels as a meticulously researched procedural that goes deep into the grime of greed, deception and cynical exploitation. But it is also a wickedly clever character analysis of a man more divided against himself than his preternatural calm suggests.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Oct 24, 2013
    83
    Gavras never forces the material into allegorical turf; it's a relatively straightforward look at the ramifications of getting blinded by dollar signs, with perhaps one of the most clearly defined visions of economic depravity since "Wall Street."
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Oct 4, 2013
    80
    Costa-Gavras develops such a propulsively suspenseful pace — with no small assist from Armand Amar’s mood-enhancing Euro-tech score — that his drama comes across as the cinematic equivalent of an engrossing page-turner you might purchase off the rack at an airport newsstand.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Oct 4, 2013
    75
    Clearly, Costa-Gavras has lost none of his kinetic pacing or his cerebral way with thrills. Unfortunately, the script later gets corrupted itself by a sexual melodrama that lacks both sense and sultriness.
  5. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Oct 4, 2013
    70
    A film that lingers in the memory in spite of being rather irritating to watch.
  6. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Nov 1, 2013
    63
    The famously left-leaning Costa-Gavras is preaching to the choir in his indignation, but he does so in slick, brisk fashion.
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Macfarlane
    Oct 23, 2013
    63
    Costa-Gavras's new film is more a funhouse-mirror panegyric (albeit on an exhausted topic) than the staid thriller promised by its press materials.
  8. 63
    A mildly entertaining sermon about American “Cowboy Capitalism” as it rubs up against “The French Way.”
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  1. Nov 4, 2013
    6
    A young exec (Gad Elmaleh) is named CEO of a large French bank and must navigate an array of adversaries, including an American hedge fundA young exec (Gad Elmaleh) is named CEO of a large French bank and must navigate an array of adversaries, including an American hedge fund headed by Gabriel Byrne. Most of the scenes feature old white men plotting and threatening each other, with an unnecessary side trip to a frustrated erotic attraction. While director Costa-Gavras (best known for "Missing" & "Z") manages to maintain a modicum of interest, this indictment of capitalism lacks much that will anyone doesn't live in that world will care about. French with subtitles. Full Review »