‘The Founder’

cezgbkauyaa20xxOnce you get over a film where you’re inundated with the dreaded McDonalds visuals (those eponymous golden arches…), director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr Banks) takes us into the foundling 50s and 60s of American fast food.

The contractural stubbornness of the McDonald brothers led opportunist franchise manager Ray Kroc (a superb Michael Keaton –  Birdman, Spotlight) to go it alone – and make Mackers one of the biggest companies in the world. Attention to period detail and an intelligent script (Robert D Siegel – The Wrestler, Big Fan) leaves your sympathies (surprisingly) vacillating between Kroc and the brothers.

Rating: 72%


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