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Adam McKay United States, 2015

HKFanatic's rating of the film The Big Short

I don't begrudge "Step Brothers" director Adam McKay the leap to Oscar contention, yet in this film's attempt to constantly entertain its audience, it becomes anti-entertainment; in its attempt to break down arcane financial regulations into relatable language, it ends up condescending the viewer. Oliver Stone in his prime could have told this story in a way that left you breathless, but McKay is no Stone.