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Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Capital in the Twenty-First Century can't hope to address its subject with the depth of its source material, but the end result remains an eye-opening overview.

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Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time's list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world's most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

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Critic Reviews for Capital in the Twenty-First Century

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5)

Trust me this is a movie that provokes a consistent sense of "Whoa!" By the end, you'll know with greater clarity than you did before why we're in the mess we're in.

May 3, 2020 | Full Review…

A sleek tour of economic history over the last 400 years or so.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

A slick and engaging film that speeds through the history of modern capitalism with very few pauses for reflection.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Like its source material, Pemberton's film takes a wide view of the last three centuries in order to argue that the system itself has never been as flawed as the people who try to rig it in their favor.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Pemberton... keeps everything engaging and clear, an accomplishment in a movie that devotes around a minute to explaining the "stagflation" of the 1970s.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Capital in the Twenty-First Century offers a useful primer on the growth of capitalism over the last 300 years and looks at where we're going.

July 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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