‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’ Review: A Bitter Pill

The phrase “fake it till you make it” is heard more than once during “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” director Alex Gibney’s enthralling documentary about the mesmerizing Elizabeth Holmes—who faked it till she got indicted. Her company, the now-notorious Theranos, was supposed to revolutionize medical diagnostics and bring walk-in blood testing to places like Walgreens. Instead, it went from a valuation of $9 billion to being less than worthless. Ms. Holmes’s story, conversely, is priceless, especially in Mr. Gibney’s psycho-cinematic retelling.



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