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The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make.
A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
The working title: The Wolves of Wall Street
*and I'm positive Ben Bernanke is Terrence Malick :)
I don't know... I'm really not well educated or frankly very interested in economics as of yet, and I don't feel the need to be at this point in my life (political science was hard enough). But despite the fact that I understood a little more than 70% of this film, I still enjoyed it, as it has great music, engaging visuals, and an intriguing narration from Damon.
A very scathing angry-mentary, which looks glorious, has a rhythm-setting Damon narration, and makes the money men squirm.
For people familiar with everything GFC, it's a decent critique that knows its subject matter. That said, I did have problems with the presentation, as its way too focused on individuals and corporations than the psychology of the system itself, it cant help but feel a little bit propaganda-esque. The third act lost points for me, as its too focused on placing the blame, and not focused on overall issues. What it omits is as telling as what it includes.
That said, it's probably one of the most palatable presentations of the how and why of the GFC, so its a useful and scintillating work at its best.
Charles Ferguson follows his brilliant documentary No End in Sight with another essential piece of work, this time focusing on the economic crisis of 2008.
There are very few documentary filmmakers who know how to nail the perfect balance of giving high information while never boring their audience down or making them feel like they are sitting in a classroom. Ferguson is among the finest in the field. It's a tall task, making a film about the biggest American financial disaster a pleasant watch, but that's exactly what we get here. Matt Damon narrates in a smooth and pleasing manner, getting right what so many documentaries have made into a distraction working against a project.
Overall this is a must-see-twice kind of film that doesn't make accusations without displaying the evidence to back it up. Ferguson is one of the most important directors in American cinema.
I still think this is one of the most important films made in the last few years.
I also knew that it would one day serve me well to prepare for an exam!
¨The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs, and their homes. This is how it happened.¨
Inside Job is a very insightful documentary about the global financial crisis of 2008 that produced the worst recession since the Great Depression. Millions of people lost their jobs and savings in middle of the crisis and according to this documentary it could all have been prevented. Charles Ferguson produced, directed, and wrote this Oscar nominated documentary. It is really well developed, beautifully shot, and will surely leave your blood boiling by the end of the two hour film. Ferguson (who also directed the Oscar nominated documentary No End in Sight, about America`s involvement in Iraq)…
A very well made documentary, with a clear message and thought-provoking subject matter.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Here are some considerations about 'Inside Job':
- It was clear to me, as I suspected long before, that there is a huge promiscuity between economics and politics, in which dark interests are explored and satisfied by both parts. That explains, in part, why the official entities, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, did nothing (at least in due time) to prevent the financial crisis of 2008.
- Basically, Wall Street bankers and executives were behaving like spoiled children for a long time, playing with other people's money, only to serve their own expensive whims, not caring about whoever got prejudiced (needless to say, at a large scale).
- At the end, none or a very few responsibles…
Inside Job gives insightful view of how the devils in suits rip the world's most free country without being caught or thrown behind the bars. Documentary gets into its charm and to the detailed crisis; which is of-course very enchanting to understand.
If you or someone you know lost a home in the market meltdown during 2008-2003 this is a must view.
Unlike most of the current-events documentarians working today, Charles Ferguson makes few pretenses toward making art. His two features, NO END IN SIGHT and now this, are constructed to advance their arguments as clearly as possible, with few stylistic frills to get in the way. His straight-ahead approach is most welcome in INSIDE JOB, a film whose material could have easily inspired agitprop or a simple arc of rage and catharsis. The subject is corruption in the investment banking industry, whose pervasiveness, Ferguson argues, was responsible for recent economic crises around the world. Like NO END IN SIGHT, the film presents hordes of information but does so in such a way that it never overwhelms the spectator. The film even…
Back to back documentary reviews. Inside Job is a new doc by director Charles Ferguson. Its focus is the 2008 financial collapse of Wall Street. It is a probing looking into the people, politics and institutions that not only foresaw and allowed this economic meltdown, they caused it.
I credit the film for not dumbing down its content or the issue or even the explanations. The economic crisis can not be explained with simple metaphors. The "it's like a fish bowl filled with bologna" type of reasoning or simplifications don't fit this problem. I won't hesitate to say that a good deal of this film was over my head. The downside of that is I did loose interest a little.…
Charles Ferguson’s documentary Inside Job attempts to offer a consolidated explanation of the 2008 financial crisis. Since this is hardly an obscure subject, many of Ferguson’s insights will be old news, particularly for those who, say, listen to NPR or have seen the PBS Frontline Special “Inside the Meltdown.” No End in Sight, Ferguson’s previous documentary, was similarly premiered after most of its content was common knowledge, but it came out precisely as public opinion about the War in Iraq reached a point of no return. The 2008 financial crisis stirred public outrage even back in 2008. Without too many particularly new insights into the cause of the crisis, Inside Job will likely be less impactful than No End Left…
Yeah, "Somethings worth fighting for..." That was so deep! And now what? What happened? What will happen? Nothing right? Well, after they have succeeded breaching into the political and educational systems themselves then, I suggest leaving the Earth! ^_^
A bit explainery at times (necessarily so, as we're dealing with derivatives and CDOs), but my god, the awkward confrontation scenes with the Under Secretary of the Treasury and others are pure fucking cinema--Herzog's Ecstatic Truth.
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