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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.
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.
The working title: The Wolves of Wall Street
*and I'm positive Ben Bernanke is Terrence Malick :)
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.
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!
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.
A look at the real terrorists of society
A look at the real terrorists of society
I’m not usually one to own up to documentaries, but this one was not bad. It was informative to the viewer, well informed itself, and delivered its points effectively. The questions asked during the interviews were well organized and to the point. The main critique I have of this documentary is that, rather than being wholly informative, it seemed biased. Some of the questions asked during interviews were not meant to be informative; instead, they were meant to catch the subject off guard and make him look, for lack of a better word, stupid. The interviews were full of questions like these, and may I say these questions were delivered and timed perfectly to receive the desired goal. Something I’ll…
Charles Ferguson's documentary film "Inside Job" served as an effective introduction to the U.S. financial crisis of 2008 to one who had little prior knowledge of the event. The documentary steadily brought me from a state of confusion to fury at the near-criminal atrocities committed throughout the government and Wall Street in the time leading up to the crisis. Ferguson explains the meltdown through two main themes: the cause of the meltdown being a result of deregulation, and the close connection between the government, Wall Street, and the economic academia that resulted in the avocation for deregulation and the widespread use of derivatives.
Ferguson directly reveals the issues involved in deregulation by showing the drastic decline in economic prosperity in…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is dealing about 'The Great Depression' in 2008. The movie is explaining the question 'why United States failed?' with a fundamental cause, process and a result. The dictionary definition of the failure is ' A crime by insiders', wall street, lobbyist, politicians, and investment banks' moral laxity. Basically the reason of the financial crisis of 2009 is that president Clinton abolished Glass-Steagal Act, so Wall Street issued crappy bonds and disguised those of bonds to gilt-edged securities, made a lot of money. When the truth of bonds showed the cloven hoof, many people lost their jobs. However, I do not understand why the Financial Supervisory Commission of Unite States reduced the number of financial supervisions and has weakened…
I really loved this film. I thought that it did a great job of explaining the complexity and depth of this important event. It was able to balance technical descriptions (CDO's, predatory lending, etc.) with the real life consequences of the financial crisis. I thought that the music and filming really complemented the message of the movie well. Some of the songs made the situations almost humorous, which I thought worked well because it diffused some of the rage I as a viewer had welling up inside of me.
I think that my favorite aspect of the film was the interviews, or lack thereof. It allowed the viewer to get a great feel for the differing opinions on the situation…
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A frightening documentary. Ferguson explores the 2008 economic recession with great depth, and his interviews build to a quietly explosive climax.
A chilling and disturbing documentary that explores the 2008 global financial crash and the following recession, which is still being felt today.
It's impeccably crafted and a superbly designed documentary, narrated by Matt Damon. It uses graphs and graphics to great effect as it offers insight on what went wrong, and why it was allowed to happen. It is brilliantly shot, engaging and maddening - we get angry with it not at it as the greed and full flaws of deregulated finance are exposed.
Once the credits have ended, you will leave wiser but angrier, especially when you find out what has changed since 2008? The answer is sadly not much.
- The Racket
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- The Great White Silence
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