Review: Ellen Martin’s idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn as she looses her husband. She fails to secure compensation for what happened and decides to investigate an insurance fraud. Ellen then decides to follow the paper trail to a corrupt Panamanian law firm exploiting the world’s financial system.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Actors: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, AJ Meijer, Arsenio Castellanos, Meryl Streep, James Cromwell, Jeff Michalski, Jane Morris, Robert Patrick, Chris McLaughlin, Jay Paulson, Melissa Rauch, Juliet Donenfeld and Brock Brenner
Genre: Comedy, Crime and Drama
Based on the non-fiction book called “Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite” by Jake Bernstein. I felt that this was very slow at the beginning. Took me quite a while to get into it and to understand what it was actually about. The best thing about this film was Meryl Streep and I felt that the only time the film came to life was when she was on screen. Apparently Meryl Streep’s involvement was instrumental in getting the film financed. Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas tried their best but I felt they weren’t really comfortable in their roles and what they were supposed to be doing. Always lovely to see James Cromwell although he didn’t have much of a part to play. This can only be accessed via Netflix.