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Inside Job

Documentary . Crime

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.

Actors: Matt Damon , William Ackman , Barack Obama , George W. Bush , Jonathan Alpert , Christine Lagarde , Ann Curry , Daniel Alpert , Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Directors: Charles Ferguson
Country: USA
Release: 2010-11-12
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  • Richard Corliss

    This is a true-life heist movie, and the thieves not only got away with their billions, they're still doing business. Pay attention and blow a gasket.

    Time Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    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.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    One of the most fascinating aspects of Inside Job involves the chatty on-camera insights of Kristin Davis, a Wall Street madam, who says the Street operated in a climate of abundant sex and cocaine for valued clients and the traders themselves.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The result is a masterpiece of investigative nonfiction moviemaking - a scathing, outrageous, depressing, comical, horrifying report on what and who brought on the crisis.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    It might well be the most important film you see this year, and the most important documentary of this young century. Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    Inside Job, a sleek, briskly paced film whose title suggests a heist movie, is the story of a crime without punishment, of an outrage that has so far largely escaped legal sanction and societal stigma.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Rob Nelson

    Charles Ferguson's sophomore film Inside Job is the definitive screen investigation of the global economic crisis, providing hard evidence of flagrant amorality -- and of a new nonfiction master at work.

    Variety Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    Inside Job has the added value, as well as the cold comfort, of being furiously interesting and hugely infuriating. It's a scathing examination of the global economic meltdown that began more than two years ago and continues to affect our lives.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • David Denby

    Many documentaries are good at drawing attention to an outrage and stirring up our feelings. Ferguson's film certainly does this, but his exposition of complex information is also masterly. Indignation is often the most self-deluding of emotions; this movie has the rare gifts of lucid passion

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    With scrupulous fairness, Ferguson meticulously lays out for us the whole sordid mess.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    Scarier than anything you'll find in a horror movie this time of year.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Duane Byrge

    Most impressively, it makes it understandable to those of us who don't know much at all about economics.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    As he proved in his Iraq-centered "No End in Sight," policy wonk turned documentarian Charles Ferguson has no peer when it comes to tracking the course of a preventable catastrophe.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    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.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    It is a damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    If you think you've absorbed all you could about subprime mortgages, credit default swaps and the arcana of elaborate derivatives, think again. Inside Job traces the history of the crisis and its implications with exceptional lucidity, rigor and righteous indignation.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    Matt Damon narrates, and I do wish the narration didn't end on such a generalized, throw-the-bums-out note, over footage of the Statue of Liberty.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Michelle Orange

    Even more than it wants to inform Inside Job seeks to enrage.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    From an emotional standpoint, it's enormously satisfying, even cathartic to watch Ferguson "nail" some of the rogues behind the economic crisis with the unseemly zeal of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Damon Wise

    A sharp study of corporate greed for those who felt Michael Moore pulled too many punches.

    Empire Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Ferguson doesn't aim to entertain; he wants answers, and talks to many of the enabling weasels.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • J. Hoberman

    There's not much sense that the system can be voted out-not least because Barack Obama, shown campaigning on the crisis and elected in part to change the game, recruited his economic advisers from those who enabled the disaster.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    "American Casino" and Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" offered more striking images of the human wreckage, but Ferguson is more successful at nailing the perpetrators in New York and their gullible accomplices in Washington.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    As a film, Inside Job is polished enough, and fueled by piquant indignation, but it's also often scattershot and meandering.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    Our fury is never directed toward concrete solutions, and that allows the guilty parties to slip, perhaps permanently, from our grasp.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Richard Mowe

    Despite the high drama of the financial crisis, this documentary, which is full of talking heads, could have been as dry as a balance sheet. It's quite the reverse: funny, sardonic, investigative and gripping.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Name names, please. Or shut up.

    New York Post Full Review
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