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TV-14 | | Documentary | 18 March 2019 (USA)
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The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

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Alex Gibney

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Alex Gibney
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Holmes ... Herself
Errol Morris ... Himself
Dan Ariely ... Himself
Tyler Shultz ... Himself
John Carreyrou ... Himself
David Boies ... Himself
Roger Parloff ... Himself
Erika Cheung ... Herself
Patrick O'Neill ... Himself
Dave Philippide Dave Philippide ... Himself
Tim Draper ... Himself
Ramesh Balwani ... Himself (as Sunny Balwani)
Ryan Wistort ... Himself
Cheryl Gafner Cheryl Gafner ... Herself
Douglas Matje ... Himself
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The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

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The film's producer met with Elizabeth Holmes early in development, before criminal charges were filed, to determine whether she could be interviewed for the film. Ultimately the director decided he wanted to portray how Holmes carefully crafted Theranos and her own image to be seen by the public, up until the story unraveled. Accordingly, aside from brief footage from her deposition, all footage of Holmes seen in the film is from archival material from before she was charged, most of it her own commissioned promotional video for Theranos. Alex Gibney remarked "She made the documentary she wanted me to invest in and I used it to a different purpose." See more »

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An oddly light approach to some scary, terrible people
21 March 2019 | by katekoster-97668See all my reviews

Having read the book, Bad Blood, written by the journalist who broke the Wall Street Journal story, and having been shocked and absolutely disgusted by Holmes and Sunny, I found this to be oddly lighthearted and unfocused. It skipped so much of what made the story truly horrifying and would have benefited from being extended in a format such as Wild Wild Country. Maybe not quite to that length, but a deeper look would have been so fascinating, especially with the addition of the film. I would still encourage you to view it, though, if you are not well read on the case. Not horrible, but I was disappointed.


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