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May 14, 2019
It's not that things aren't interesting, but shaving off some time would have helped keep up the pace.
March 18, 2019
Gibney finds himself unable to show why Holmes was such a compelling figure. Instead, the viewer is lost in an endless maze of dry re-enactments and footage from Theranos promos and interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2019
This documentary has all the makings of an engaging thriller: maverick protagonist on a seemingly noble mission, influential figures and human fallout. But it lacks pace...the story is serious, but it could have been told with a lighter touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2019
But where the film loses any potency it might have had is in emphasizing the nobility of Holmes's professed mission.
January 25, 2019
It's more entertaining than reading a Wikipedia entry but nevertheless stays pretty bland throughout.
April 1, 2019
As documentaries go, Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is mostly pabulum, material that has appeared in books and podcasts since Holmes's ludicrous medical start-up, Theranos, imploded three years ago.
March 19, 2019
The Inventor does a lot of telling but not a lot of showing. We still don't know Holmes any better at the end. Is she just an invention too?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 18, 2019
Like most any Alex Gibney film, this one is sleek, well-produced, focused and journalistic. But The Inventor, given the Gibney-perfect subject, is a little surprising in its softness. As competent as it is, the film just doesn't bite very hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
March 22, 2019
The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley debuted this week on HBO. And it was bad. Like...abjectly bad?
March 21, 2019
Everything is very interesting, but the image we have left is that of two blue eyes staring at us and the work seems lost. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2019
The Inventor feels like the nerdy, snitty sister to the feuding Fyre Fest doc twins.
March 19, 2019
Perhaps a ten-hour-long, O.J.: Made in America-style docuseries could satisfyingly address the systematic, cultural context of Elizabeth Holmes; that's not this film by a long shot.
February 4, 2019
Compared to Gibney's previous attack docs, "The Inventor" is more of a second-degree assault, scoring a few direct hits and a fair amount of whiffing at what proves to be a vaporous target.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 15, 2019
This visually enticing, quirky, funny, and thought-provoking film offers complex and thrilling exposition, but it also poses big and abstract questions.
March 17, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is a fascinating and thought-provoking cautionary tale for the business sector. Once again Alex Gibney puts the spotlight Theranos and Holmes calling them out for their fraudulent and misleading medical claim
December 6, 2019
Scene by scene, the documentary spotlights Holmes' unnerving behaviors, shaky voice, and mesmerizing, beautiful eyes to build up the scare factor associated with her power and intelligence.
March 22, 2019
The subject matter was so engrossing you almost didn't have to produce a great documentary in order to capture peoples imaginations.
February 18, 2019
Prolific documentary director Alex Gibney ... is out again with yet another tale of success undone by hubris and greed.
March 17, 2019
In our newfound cultural fascination with scammers, Elizabeth Holmes is this spring's belle of the ball.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley was a perfect contained tale of the now.
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