Filmmaker Charles Ferguson grills government and corporate fat cats on their roles in the global economic crisis.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
" After watching Charles Ferguson's powerhouse documentary about the global economic crisis, you will more than understand what went down -- you will be thunderstruck and boiling with rage. "
" [Ferguson] can get to a story later but provide so much more context that his film seems definitive. "
" Inside Job traces the history of the crisis and its implications with exceptional lucidity, rigor and righteous indignation. "
" This scathing expose should be enough to alarm people all over the political spectrum. "
" There's such a thing as smart angry, and such a thing as stupid angry, and after seeing Inside Job, audiences will be smart angry. "
" This is a work of sustained, nonpartisan rage. Its anger is always simmering, never all-consuming. Ferguson knows what it is he wants to say, and the movie goes about its point-making with lawyerly precision. "
" It should have you leaving the theatre in the same angry mood that fuelled Toronto Mayor-elect Rob Ford's "Stop the Gravy Train!" mantra. "
" An angry, well-argued documentary about how the American financial industry set out deliberately to defraud the ordinary American investor. "
" Wall Street owns Washington. You might think you know this, but "Inside Job" makes you feel the enormity of it. "
" Whether it's parsing the definition of a derivative or detailing the bad faith of major financial institutions, the new documentary Inside Job approaches its deconstruction of the financial meltdown with laserlike focus. "
" A damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts. "
" 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. "
" f you've been affected by the bottom dropping out of the economy -- who hasn't? -- but didn't know where to target your disappointment, your frustration, your rage, Inside Job gives you the answer: "
" There have been plenty of books, articles, and movies about the 2007-08 financial meltdown and what led up to it, but if you're looking for a first-rate all-in-one overview, it doesn't get much better than Charles Ferguson's Inside Job. "
" This is no dry economics lesson; it is a vital wake-up call. "
" A trained economist might challenge his analysis, but there's no question that Ferguson, who holds a PhD in political science and is a former business consultant, is a formidable interviewer. "
" You'll need a clear head to follow this impressive and angry American doc about the financial meltdown... "
" Inside Job is densely packed with information, charts and graphics, but the film is propelled by an angry, fiery pulse... "
" Indignation is often the most self-deluding of emotions; this movie has the rare gifts of lucid passion and informed rage. "
" Ferguson takes the time to be clear about what he's arguing, and whom he's blaming for what. With just two feature-length talking-heads docs, Ferguson has done a great deal to restore confidence in the genre. "
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