A conspiracy-minded documentary on one of the most scandalous stories in recent memory, Jeffrey Epstein: The Game of the Global Elite challenges the mainstream narrative surrounding the convicted pedophile.
A roster of confounding questions remains after Epstein's reported suicide in a poorly monitored New York jail cell in August of 2019. His death leaves little closure to his many traumatized victims and raises suspicions about the high-profile figures who might find renewed protection in the wake of his passing. The documentary focuses a sharply critical eye on the global elite power structure and the role it played in shielding Epstein's heinous actions for decades.
The film briefly charts Epstein's ascension through the upper ranks of wealth and influence, including his early investment career at Bear Sterns, his curious relationship with industry magnate Leslie Wexner, and his eager involvement in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American financial history. At the center of Epstein's repulsive legacy, of course, is the pedophilia and sex trafficking pyramid scheme he lorded over for many years, a criminal enterprise that resulted in hundreds of victims and an untold number of enablers and co-conspirators.
Among those figures most consistently implicated in Epstein's illegal activities is none other than Prince Andrew. The filmmakers contend that this association is just the tip of the iceberg.
The structure of the film is built around a list of nearly four dozen questions related to Epstein's criminality and eventual death that have yet to find convincing answers. These include practical concerns such as the manner in which Epstein was able to grow his personal fortunes, how he was able to elude justice for decades, the inept security that allowed his death to occur unobserved, and the autopsy findings that were inconsistent with a ruling of suicide. The more fanciful queries raised by the film include the notion that the government might have manufactured the COVID-19 crisis as a means of diverting our attention from the Epstein saga.
Jeffrey Epstein: The Game of the Global Elite introduces legitimate concerns that should be of interest to us all, but a good chunk of the film might only appeal to viewers who have a taste for the most outlandish conspiracy theories.