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Greed (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Greed is a strange film.  Part satire, part social commentary… sadly it fails to deliver enough of either instead coming off as an unfunny but interesting mess that.  It feels like a student lecturing you about why something is wrong without really knowing the subject.  You’d rightly expect better from a seasoned director like Winterbottom at the helm. Greed tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie, or BHS’s own Philip Green if you will and, at times is a spectacular and biting satire on the disposable fashion industry. But for every note it hits it misses four or five others and criminally fails to deliver more than a few laughs across it’s run time.  Even Coogan doesn’t even commit to the role and by the end the whole experience just feels like a hollow effort.

Best Bit: Lion.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Streaming,

If You Liked this Try: The Wolf Of Wall Street, Wall Street, Trading Places

5 out of 10 stars

 


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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