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3.1
15 Ratings

Betting on Zero

Directed by Ted Braun
United States, 2015
Documentary

Synopsis

Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

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Betting on Zero Directed by Ted Braun

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  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Betting on Zero

    Guess what? Herbalife is even more monstrous than Scientology. The abusive, manipulative tactics employed by this terrifying corporation exemplify the rotten logic of neoliberalism: Everybody is an entrepreneur! Flexible hours! Benchmarks & milestones! Even more terrifying is the company's attempt to boycott/censor the director. As usual, the FTC is a tame, insignificant "watchdog". America is the Land of the Scam.

  • steeeeellaaaaa's rating of the film Betting on Zero

    Could've been more precise, but the structure and subject compensate for most of its flaws. The scenes from their extravaganza balls are by far the most memorable because they resemble that strange enthusiasm and that creepy sort of isolation from the rest of the world that the Church of Scientology is now known to promote. Hopefully this film helped to bring the issue to a larger audience.

  • BernardoL's rating of the film Betting on Zero

    It's great to see Herbal Life being exposed for what it is, a disgusting, vile and pernicious pyramid scheme with cult-like characteristics. Having said that, the documentary is boring and thin on facts. A more technical approach to the economic and business issues would have worked better and more background on the beginning of Herbal Life and other pyramid schemes was needed.