Chris Smith's Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is a thrilling documentary that examines the story of Rick Singer and the conspiracy web he built around his organization as he funneled young wealthy children into college illegally.
When the dramatizations started, I got very nervous. It came off cheesy initially and I didn't think I could take 100 minutes of it. But quickly I changed my mind as it acknowledged and fully enveloped itself in the style. Ultimately I was quite grabbed by it and thought that it was very successful in its navigation of mixing drama and documentary.
It's a crazy story and the film does a great job exposing it all. I think it could've gone a bit deeper into its criticism of the elites. It doesn't shy away from criticizing obviously, but I think there's still more that could be said.