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At Theaters: 1/20/2017 On Video: 4/18/2017
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 55 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600944
Studio: Weinstein Co.
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Storyline Heading
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This fact-based drama about the creation of the McDonald's fast food restaurant chain is not an inspirational success story but a dark and cynical look at business. Fans of Michael Keaton will enjoy this meaty role while some known actors such as Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern, and Linda Cardellini have much smaller roles. Language and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Michael Keaton SPOTLIGHT, MINIONS, BIRDMAN, ROBOCOP
Nick Offerman ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
John Lynch SLIDING DOORS
Director: John Lee Hancock SAVING MR. BANKS, THE BLIND SIDE, THE ALAMO
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-words; 3 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good The Founder represents two hours well-spent, especially for anyone with a fascination for complex characters or an interest in the shenanigans that transformed an unpretentious local restaurant into a global force. You probably won't ever again think of McDonald's in quite the same way.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Had "The Founder" focused solely on Kroc's relationship with the McDonald brothers, it might have been one of the great intimate, sour character studies of recent times. Kroc steals the movie from Hancock and Siegel just like he stole McDonald's from the McDonald brothers.

NY Post Full Review
Very Good ...this is one of the most thorough and satisfying depictions of business — everything from quality control to cost-cutting and branding — ever put on film. ... this is a thrilling, dynamic, often very funny movie full of fascinating granular detail — a great American story about a great American business.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Good Keaton is firing on all cylinders in The Founder and he makes this electrifying film something to see. Set more than a half century ago, The Founder proves to be a movie for a divisive here and now. Step right up. You might just learn something. God help us.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 59 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
29
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
25
Fairly High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 59 moviegoers:
TEENS: The two males loved "The Founder."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The 3 males in this group felt it was just an "average" movie.
ADULTS: These are very good reviews. Nearly 40% of both the males and females loved "The Founder" with another 40% indicating that they enjoyed it very much rating it "very good." Approximately 20% felt it was just an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). About 5% actually hated it.

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