The Founder

The Founder

By John Lee Hancock

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-02-17
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
  • Production Company: Weinstein Company, The
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
7.1/10
7.1
From 877 Ratings

Description

The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc (Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton, Spotlight, Birdman), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch, Jackie) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman, 22 Jump Street), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. So impressed by the brothers' speedy system Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world. From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) and writer Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler) comes a stunning and shocking portrayal of the man whose hunger for the American Dream ate away everything he knew.

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Reviews

  • just brilliant acting

    5
    By SimonKiero
    To understand the McDonalds empire you have to watch this film. Michael Keaton is brilliant, its a great film that leaves you with a very unpalatable truth about the man behind the company we all buy burgers from.
  • Worth a view.

    5
    By Old Skool Trekkie
    There is, of course, dramatic license in any movie. However, this film does offer insight into how a good company can become a world-beater (it takes hard work, bordering on obsession and a little luck along the way). Well considered casting and great acting make this movie worth a look.
  • A must see!

    5
    By Dinulea12
    Brilliant!!
  • Like an ad for Mc Donald's

    3
    By Nounourse1
    Movie is okay. A bit boring and predictable. I liked the story of the middle-aged salesperson who after many professional flops manages to found an empire. I am shocked that there is no mention of the quality of the food served at Mc Donald's and the impact of fast food on the health of US population and elsewhere.
  • Solid

    4
    By Mocquery
    A decent film. Enjoyed it.
  • Breath taking

    5
    By Jimmyhawkes
    This film is surprisingly interesting. Brilliant acting and a great story that will keep you listening
  • Very good

    5
    By Slimcatdaddy
    A very good film that provides an insight into what it takes to win big at any cost.
  • Brilliant..!

    5
    By icloud9876
    A good look into the beginnings of one of the biggest companies in the world. Seen at the cinema twice. Worth the download on iTunes, believe me. 👍🏼

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