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About the Movie
Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Feature "INSIDE JOB" from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, the first film to expose 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. Inside Job was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore and China.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 143
- Fresh: 140
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You don't have to know the difference between a credit default swap and a collateralized debt obligation to feel enraged anew by Charles Ferguson's thorough dissection of the country's economic collapse of 2008.
Fresh: [Ferguson] can get to a story later but provide so much more context that his film seems definitive.
Fresh: This scathing expose should be enough to alarm people all over the political spectrum.
Fresh: Wall Street owns Washington. You might think you know this, but "Inside Job" makes you feel the enormity of it.
Touches the Surface
A well put together documentary, but much of his energies are seemingly misplaced.
...How you can do a documentary without touching more on the Federal Reserve and the hugely increasing money-supply that's been why bailouts, stimulus, etc. have been financially able to happen is beyond me. That's criminal and it's unfortunate there's not more emphasis on that.
It's like police officers arresting cocaine addicts walking the streets high. Instead of arresting those supplying thousands of people who, probably, are oblivious to what they're doing wrong. That's the analogy that kept popping in my mind through the movie.
...I'm sure he tried to interview those who would be more directly responsible but they, rightfully so, probably refused to give an interview and the only people who would give an interview were too oblivious to the scope of their actions to know not to give one.
Overall, if nothing else, this is a great watch. But, without getting into a huge tangent on monetary policy and the expansion of credit, I wouldn't necessarily use this documentary as a base on which to make any judgements. I'd use it as a base to further learning and understanding of the fundamental financial principles that allowed for this to happen.
This documentary take's the prize. There's no doubt that Charles Furgeson's "Inside Job" is the greatest most insightful documentary on the 2008 market crash. With seriousness and precision the film digs deep into these crooks pockets and gives us answers to our most wanted questions. Don't expect a Michael Moore type of documentary here, nothing against the man but this movie from beginning to end is always as a said taken as a serious note more then the comedy type routine where used to with Moore. Like one critic said this movie is shocking and is quite scarier then a horror movie. Worth the purchase.
This documentary was very informative. It`s nice to learn what actually happened instead of these cronies putting out what they want us to hear. They destroyed the economy and a lot of people`s lives! Someone breaks in a house, they get caught, they go to jail for a long time!
These people steal all this money, put people on the streets, and walk home with hundreds of millions of dollars!
These guys are the criminals and they should spend time in jail. But no....they are insulated by their 10 layers of lawyers, and to top if all off OBAMA appoints them to the very same positions they were in when they helped destroy the economy. What is this world coming tooo.....lets get tough on crime, but lets start at the top!
- Genre: Documentary
- Released: 2010
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