• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 18, 2019
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. Mar 26, 2019
    5
    While it's definitely an interesting story, there just wasn't enough content to justify the 2hr run time. One hour would have been pushing it IMO.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 21, 2019
    100
    Holmes commands the screen as if it belongs to her. She surely must have known all along that it would. Much of the footage here is of the dog-and-pony variety, once commissioned by Theranos and designed to sell the con. But it's so high-gloss--so weirdly hypnotic--that neither Gibney nor "The Inventor" can get to the real human behind the image. A shortcoming of the film? Sure, but the only one. Must watch.
  2. Reviewed by: Eliana Dockterman
    Mar 18, 2019
    50
    In two hours, Gibney does an efficient job of recapping the rise of Theranos to a $10 billion valuation and its epic fall. ... But Gibney never quite connects the dots between Holmes and the factors that facilitated her rise.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Glynn
    Mar 18, 2019
    68
    As competent as it is, the film just doesn’t bite very hard.