‘McMillions’ (2020) | Final Review (HBO Doc)

FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE REVIEW OF THIS DOC CHECK OUT MY REVIEW HERE

 

‘McMillions’ tells the story of the FBI investigation into the huge McDonalds Monopoly scam, where for over a decade McDonals was unaware that their biggest game of Monopoly was fixed from the inside. The first 3 episodes debuted at this year’s Sundance festival, and I was able to screen them before the final 3 episodes aired these past few weeks. I was really interested in what I saw, it left on a really big cliffhanger that made me want to see where the story went. I was at first confused why they’d not show the other 3 episodes until I had seen the final 3, and to me, it feels like almost all of the interesting and informative bits were given in the first 3 episodes, while the other two before the finale were just filler.

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This won’t be a very long review, however, I want to bring up some points that will make you want to complete this series if you started it like myself. There is a satisfying conclusion to this story and a twist on some points that you won’t see coming. Whether you’ll be engaged enough by the finale is depending on how you get through episodes 4 and 5, but I think ‘McMillions’ was able to still give a fairly satisfying conclusion.

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Overall, ‘McMillions’ isn’t as fast-paced as the first half would lead you to believe, but it’s still a very interesting story and looks into the FBI, McDonald’s, and weirdly enough, the mafia. It’s very funny, and I would still recommend it now that the full 6 episodes are now out on HBO.

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I’m giving ‘McMillions’ a 7/10

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