Chasing Madoff Reviews
Jeff Prosserman's riveting doc takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal - how did he fool everyone for so long? - and answers it with a decisive ''He didn't.''
Jeff Prosserman's film paints an arresting portrait of financial corruption so widespread that it infiltrates vast international networks, governmental regulatory bodies, and the U.S. media.
Unfortunately, director Jeff Prosserman tries to turn this inherently fascinating tale into the world's most cliched film noir, complete with shadowy re-enactments, painfully literal symbolism, and absurdly ominous score.
The hero has a colorless, off-rhythm voice, dead eyes, disorderly hair. He's not, we gather, an imaginative man, but, a religious Greek Orthodox and a former Army officer, he's propelled by a strong sense of rectitude, an ethos of duty.