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For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist's sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth, she puts the pieces of her life's work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff's edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.

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Based on 11 Generation Wealth reviews, Generation Wealth gets an average review score of 60.
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ew.comCinema
Documentary Generation Wealth is a wild, uneven ride through a culture of too-much
78d ago
3/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
Greenfield wraps up this compulsively watchable movie with observations of family love and some of its characters striving for redemption and/or an honest living. But she doesn’...
78d ago
C/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
Greenfield’s earlier documentaries, such as Thin and The Queen of Versailles, serve as better explorations of the topics this somewhat shapeless movie presents.
78d ago
2.5/4
www.slantmagazine.comCinema
While Lauren Greenfield ’s perspective is plainly critical, she’s also clearly aware of her subject’s voyeuristic appeal.
78d ago
60/100
www.thewrap.comCinema
Lauren Greenfield’s follow-up to “The Queen of Versailles” dilutes its own premise with a lack of focus
78d ago
60/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Lauren Greenfield follows 'The Queen of Versailles' with a career-spanning look at wealthy excess that fails to stick the landing.
78d ago
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