Wizard of Lies

Adaptation of journalist Diana B. Henriques’ account of financier Bernie Madoff’s orchestration of one of the largest frauds in U.S. history that led to financial ruin for thousands of investors and, in the process, his own family’s destruction.

The cast is magnificent and perfectly cast. Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff gives a great performance. The resemblance between De Niro and Madoff is uncanny. Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Madoff’s wife Ruth is flawless. Her performance makes feel for her character as a victim of Madoff’s deceit. Alessandro Nivola is exceptional as their older son Mark Madoff.

Directed by Barry Levinson (Bugsy, Rain Man) and adapted by Sam Levinson, Sam Baum and John Burnham Schwartz, Wizard of Lies is brilliantly made for the small screen. Remarkable shot with a character-driven script and great detailed production design.

A terrific cast with powerhouse performances, Wizard of Lies is a TV movie worth a look. Check it out.

Rating 5/5 Stars


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