Capital

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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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 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 aA 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. Expand
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    6
    An unsophisticated, vapid look at Wall Street, with Gavras' politics on his sleeve. Difficult to follow, with little to offer educationally, it depicts the world of high finance through the lens of a far left radical way past his prime. Most puzzling is a pointless side story involving a super model that telegraphs it's agenda from the outset.
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 1, 2013
    60
    There's plenty of pacing verve in Costa-Gavras' technique, and the residue from that first thrilling peek inside the hermetic world of big-time money-moving never goes away. What's lacking is most surprising from this dissident filmmaker: the emotional outrage.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Oct 31, 2013
    37
    Capital is too cynical to ever really suggest that redemption is possible. Not that anyone watching will even care.