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The Big Short

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Adam McKay

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About the Movie

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 288
  • Fresh: 254
  • Rotten: 34
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's a fine feat of screenwriting, particularly given its 'heroes' are bankers about to get rich on public misery. ... This is one Hollywood film that doesn't come up short. – James Mottram, South China Morning Post, Apr 6, 2016

Fresh: In some ways, it's a flashier version of another Lewis adaptation Moneyball, which made another dull topic - baseball statistics - surprisingly interesting. – Matt Neal, ABC Radio (Australia), Aug 15, 2017

Fresh: At the end of the film, I was hardly any the wiser as to the reasons eight million jobs and six million homes were lost in the US, even though the skill of the actors and the film's ambition remain impressive. – David Stratton, The Australian, Feb 12, 2016

Fresh: In this abstract world, the cast's strong performances provide vital slivers of humanity. – Anthony Morris,, Feb 1, 2016

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Customer Reviews


This movie was simultaneously awesome and terrifying. It's a great complement to the book (by Michael Lewis)--you should definitely still read the book if you haven't read it because it's amazing, and the movie has picked a lot of the great scenes and characters from the book to showcase.

Awesome, Educational, & Scary…...

I just have watched this 4 times already. Being I am in the Home Financing Industry and watching competitors pull some of these loans off, we often got blamed for the crash. Even the “bad lenders” that did these loans, did so because the big banks let them. Well, for most of the public that doesn’t research or read, this shows where the “crash” came from. Government and Big Banks. The greed, the deception, and all the time, the middle class foot the bill, and future generations will, as we always do. If anything, this helps everyone see how this happened, and hopefully, we won’t again. From this , you’d think an investigation would open, something again…. but if anything, use this as a what not to do, and just hope your not in the web of it, for they are doing it again… awesome film, funny at times, but seriously a great movie based off of truth.

Individual, Banking and Political Corruption

This movie is like lifting a rock or log up and watching the bugs scurry away. The characters were awesome but the whole thing just makes you sick to your stomach. People are getting smarter and learning more about our society and how it functions. I’m happy about that. Everyone needs to see this movie.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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