An angry, compelling and must-see documentary that dissects the causes and consequences of the global economic meltdown of 2008, probing deep into the truth behind it and exposing a corrupted political system that favors the wealthy to the detriment of the poor. http://www.filmotrope.com
Very chilling indeed! Today we all know that the worst criminals and crooks at the face of the Earth are the big shots heading the financial system. They evolved from being there to help citizens to this totally contaminated section of society that prey on customers and tax payers to indulge their urge for power and greed. That's who's running the world: bloodsucking psychopaths. This film shows they came unpunished.
A decent documentary about the 1st major financial crash of the 21st century, this suffers from being a bit too uninspired when relating heaps of dull, but nevertheless important, data. It also feels like it's stating the obvious most of the time, which is arguably the point, because the crash seems to have been as avoidable as it was devastating.
"You're *not* being serious about that... are you?" A film that will make you righteously angry, and given all we know about these institutions, will also barely surprise you. Rich people win, even if not forever, but the poorest people always lose. A very well researched, well constructed and captivating documentary.
Scathing, thorough and engaging, but struggles to overcome the weightiness of the subject matter. The same topic has been covered with more clarity in print and more entertainingly in film (eg., Margin Call, The Big Short) without losing any of the polemic impact.
A conventional, talking-head documentary that provides a primer to the 2008 financial crisis and the avarice and moral blindness that led to it. Its meat is the series of interviews with established US economists and financiers who, confronted with their own role in the collapse, splutter and stammer, clam up, or baldly lie. There's remarkably little contrition on show - the economic burden fell elsewhere.
Very good. Important information, well presented. Although I think Obama was a great man in difficult circumstances, why did he employ these men? Shameful. See also The Big Short, same topic, bit lighter in tone. (Also The Mandibles, recent book by Lionel Shriver, a novel set in the USA 2029-47, following a family after another catastrophic economic collapse, great read).
The films and documentaries on economic corruption continues to grow: from Enron, Wall Street, The Corporation, Rogue Trader, The Wolf of Wall Street, Margin Call, The Big Short, Chasing Madoff, Inequality For All, Too Big To Fail, Capitalism: A Love Story, Boiler Room and this, just to name a few. This is not some isolated 'bad apple' scenario, it is endemic. It's okay to have a problem with it.
Eloquent and accessible analysis of the 2008 financial crisis and surely one of the top pieces of divulgation on the subject accross the general public to date. The value of this work is inmense given the imperviousness to scrutiny the system has granted itself and questions it suggests as to whether modern capitalist economic systems have set structures that favour boom-and-bust cycles as illusory means of growth.
Another film that my business risk management class assigned me to watch. How the film explain the issues by dividing it into 5 parts makes it easier to comprehend. In addition, the graphs and illustrations also give a better understanding about the issues. To sum it up, the explanation about 2008 financial crisis is packaged into a well-directed documentary.
Matt Damon narrates Charles Ferguson's documentary about how deregulation of the finance sector allowed corporate greed to cause the global financial crisis of 2008. And those responsible were not only not brought into account for their actions but most of them still hold key positions in Obama's administration and in the private finance sector. Very chilling indeed!