The Laundromat, review: Meryl Streep thrills in this Panama Papers caper

Dir: Steven Soderbergh; Starring: Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, Nonso Anozie, Jessica Allain, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jeffrey Wright. Cert tbc, 95 mins.

“Privacy is when you lock the bathroom door while taking a pee,” explains Antonio Banderas in his reassuring chocolate-mousse baritone around halfway through Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat. “Secrecy is when what you are doing in the bathroom is not what people normally do.”

This is a useful distinction to have spelled out during a film about the 2016 Panama Papers scandal, in which the money-laundering and tax-dodging tactics of the rich and famous were laid bare in leaked documents…

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