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Unraveled2011

  • 3.7
Just days before Bernard Madoff captured headlines as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars from hedge funds. Brazen forgeries and impersonations branded the white-collar crime spree remarkable. UNRAVELED is set in the "purgatory" of house arrest in an upper East Side penthouse, where the Court has ordered Dreier confined until his sentencing day. The film weaves Dreier's struggle to prepare for the possibility of life imprisonment with first-person flashbacks, which reveal his audacious path of destruction. Destroyed by his own hubris, Dreier attempts to grasp his tragic unraveling. With unprecedented access, UNRAVELED exposes a portrait of a man who achieved the distinction he so desperately craved, but not for his keen intellect or ambition, but as a "mastermind of criminal deception."

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Cinematically the film was done beautifully. Marc Dreier is so repulsive there is no room for sympathy. His acts of contrition are always followed by qualifiers. Dreier is never going to understand. For example, telling his son he'd handle a landlord problem for his son's rental space in "The Hamptons," or telling his son he'd met with the "Queen (of England)" several times. Occupy Wall Street could do no more than watch and protest, too bad.

Staying with this film was hard because the film makers were adept at letting Dreier expose himself. I'm still recovering from the arrogance of "The Masters of the Universe."

I recommend the film only if you have the stomach for the attitude of entitlement Dreier and his ilk exude.

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Cinematically the film was done beautifully. Marc Dreier is so repulsive there is no room for sympathy. His acts of contrition are always followed by qualifiers. Dreier is never going to understand. For example, telling his son he'd handle a landlord problem for his son's rental space in "The Hamptons," or telling his son he'd met with the "Queen (of England)" several times. Occupy Wall Street could do no more than watch and protest, too bad.

Staying with this film was hard because the film makers were adept at letting Dreier expose himself. I'm still recovering from the arrogance of "The Masters of the Universe."

I recommend the film only if you have the stomach for the attitude of entitlement Dreier and his ilk exude.

3 members like this review

I do not know if I was suppose to feel sorry for this guy or not....but no sympathy from me. He got what he deserved. To take advantage of people is wrong wether you make money off of them or not. Three stars at best! Marc