The Founder

Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.


The Founder
This biopic tells the (mostly) true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He manoeuvred himself into a position to be able to take the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

115 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Justin Randell Brooke
Director
John Lee Hancock
ScreenplayRobert D. Siegel
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
EditingRobert Frazen
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byFilmNation Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, Speedie Distribution

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiopic
LanguageInfrequent and low
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime115
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
1
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Marguerite van Wyk quote icon1 Yank se droom, talle ander se nagmerrie.
20
Metacritic.com
47 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
199 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Founder puts Michael Keaton’s magnetic performance at the center of a smart, satisfying biopic that traces the rise of one of America’s most influential businessmen -- and the birth of one of its most far-reaching industries.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconGripping film about burger entrepreneur has strong language.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
63 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
27115 users
14
Internet
31368 Netizens
14

Average .. 76%

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