Inside Job details
|Starring:||Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert, Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Willem Buiter, John Campbell, Patrick Daniel, Satyajit Das, Kristin Davis|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||July - LOVEFiLM picks|
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jul 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Narrated by Matt Damon, Charles Ferguson's Inside Job examines the systemic failures that almost caused a global financial meltdown.
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Essential viewing for anyone who has ever used a bank!By AWMI (1 review) from Evesham UK , 01 Mar 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This film rightly won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Of all the Oscar winners I've seen this year this is the one I'd recommend most highly. It really is essential viewing for anyone who has ever used a bank, taken a loan, invested savings or has a pension.
The film shows how the finance industry has lobbied for for decades for reduced regulation and has been given it by Governments of all political persuasion. Once obtained, it used this deregulation to knowingly mislead investors into buying worthless commodities while making huge profits, all the while aware that there would be no comeback for those involved.
Unlike a Michael Moore film this film concentrates purely on the facts and condemns the guilty using their own words.
Editing, music and imagery are all excellent and the scope is broad enough to be complete while giving just enough detail to be easily understood by a layperson like me.
The film has understandably ruffled some feathers and attracted criticism. But when a film shines a light clearly on the biggest fraud ever perpetrated some vested interest are bound to be annoyed.
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Peels a couple of layers from the onionBy EUbrainwashing (26 reviews) , 07 Oct 2013Visually engaging. Well shot. Excellent questioning - really putting the 'heat' under a few sinners. Where does it not go. Why this was really allowed to happen. Paints it like this was just greedy banker perverting government to deregulate to such an extent they could carry-out the biggest bank heist in the history of everything. But I fancy the hole goes deeper than that. I fancy the line between bank and state in the US is totally interchangeable. So it is not just about the money taken from nation states about the world. Not only are there nations who have been made broke but now they are being raped and pillaged. They have become vassal states. Is this the story of a battle in a long war for financial imperial domination?
cocaine, risk & prostitutesBy a customer , 17 Apr 2013a must see for everyone old and young. we need much tighter banking regulations an outwrite ban on derivaties and to end million and billion dollar bonuses
Exceptional documentaryBy EKCO (6 reviews) from Reading , 16 Feb 2013If you want to understand the credit crunch, the rise of the 1%, or why the USA is in decline, this documentary will be well worth watching.
I watched it twiceBy stefv (60 reviews) , 08 Jan 2013Explains recent banking practices and the build up to the 2008 financial crisis in detail. More frightening than anything in the horror section.
Never trust a bank!By a customer , 06 Nov 2012Loved this Oscar winning Docu!! And with what is happening now days within the banking community, makes you even more untrusting!!