The Founder

Opens Mar 10, 2017

Robert D. Siegel (former editor-in-chief of The Onion) tackles the McDonald's origin story in this whip-smart parable. Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc, a struggling Illinois salesman, who meets the McDonald brothers and is inspired by the ingenious way they run their kitchen.

"Sharp and satisfyingly fat-free. The Founder's sneaky brilliance lies in its tonal control, its way of calling our own sympathies and ideals into question. It moves briskly and assuredly from one well-constructed scene to the next, propelled by barbed and engaging currents of dialogue. Kroc is played with alternately ratty and reptilian intelligence by Michael Keaton." (Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times)