The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

Premier documentarian Alex Gibney (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”) follows the fascinating, enigmatic and ultimately, riveting journey of Elizabeth Holmes and her medical company Theranos in this utterly absorbing documentary. Holmes, a wunderkind who never finished college, launched multi-million dollar enterprise Theranos when she was just 20. Theranos’ claim to fame was that it could diagnose a whole multitude of diseases and disorders with a single drop of blood from the patient. People bought into it hook, line and sinker, investing millions and millions of dollars into something that Holmes swore would change the world. Little did they know that the company was propped up by lies and deceit, while Holmes lined her pocketbook with their contributions. Gibney is an incredible filmmaker and this film is captivating.

Located in Adult Nonfiction DVDs (DVD 338.7 INV)

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