The Founder

The Founder

By John Lee Hancock

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-01-20
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
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Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling 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. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.



  • Good story

    By flitterfixx
    really good acting. Corp America is certainly cutthroat.
  • This will leave you thinking for days.

    Loved this movie for so many reasons. Michael Keaton does an outstanding job. Amazing story. Loved watching the evolution of an American empire grow. Loved the views from both sides of business. Well done!
  • Great History - Great Story

    By Chriskel88
    Enjoyed it -
  • That was sad.

    By jpegCritic
    That was a sad story. Although I love Kevin Spacey's performance as Micheal Keaton playing Kroc playing a McDonald, I'm touch most of all by the original McDonalds' sad fate. Good movie though!
  • Ridiculous

    By Two76
    Rented the movie and then it won't play. Uuuuuuuugggghhhhhhhh!
  • The best movie!

    By beverlyhillstanguy
    Enjoyed from beginning to end!
  • Macburgers have gotten worse - this makes the less palatable

    By PayWhoYaOwe
    Sobering. Sad. This is how it works. I'm glad I spent the majority of my life not realizing it.
  • Ray Croc is a Crook!

    By LovelandRealtor
    This was a very enlightening movie that is my best motivation to never eat McDonald's again. If Ray Croc didn't like how the McD brothers did business, then he should have went away and built his own business. Stealing their ideas and his greed are disgusting.
  • So Inspirational!!!

    By Real26
    I was initially hesitant about watching this movie, but I am so glad I did. The acting, especially by Keaton, is perfect. The storyline is so amazing and so historic- even though some may say Ray Kroc looks to be an opportunist who took advantage of the two brothers, that is wrong when you consider just how much of an impact he had - not just with McDonalds but in the fast food industry itself. I love the quote which Michael Keaton repeats in the end so directly to the camera (the same quote which he had earlier been listening to on the radio in a motel in the midst of great struggle) after attaining great success- about persistence and how it can help one during hard times. I especially related to that part and feel this is just a phenomenal movie. You must see it!!
  • Mcee Dees

    By Stevepfi55
    Had no idea... excellent story telling! All actors were great! The director made the movie. Don't miss this one.