A morality play set in the high-stakes world of international finance, Simon Yin’s torn-from-yesterday’s-headlines drama follows hotshot New York hedge funder Connor Lee (Derek Ting) as he joins a Hong Kong outfit dead set on taking over a top family-run corporation. Lensed with a tiresome gloss meant to mimic the seduction of the Asian metropolitan high life and filled with clumsily didactic talking points and inadequate performances, Supercapitalist chugs along as we wait for our hero’s inevitable change of conscience. But mostly, this DOA movie is an excuse to hammer home that there’s more to life than making a shit-ton of money. Take that, Wall Street!
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