The Laundromat review – Steven Soderbergh gets caught in a spin

The Panama Papers story arrives on the big screen as a star-studded romp full of smarm and short of focusHere is a movie with right on its side.

But that hasn’t stopped it being messy, unsatisfying and dramatically redundant: a laborious Ted-talking satire delivered with the same air of smirking self-satisfaction that I found unbearable in Adam McKay’s The Big Short.

That, too, was about financial wrongdoing with wide ramifications, based on a smart nonfiction bestseller.Related: Soderbergh on Hollywood: ‘It’s not crooked – it’s the most transparent industry going’

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