“Scrupulous, intelligent and fervent... a definitive investigative primer on the [global financial] disaster.”~Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Aroview: Enraging and comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Director Charles Ferguson turns complex theory into digestible, clear-headed facts for the layperson, generating surprising entertainment value from an array of intelligent, charismatic commentators, some not-so-straight talkers, and even the tell-tale guilty silences of those who "decline to be interviewed for this film". It's passionate, riveting stuff that makes no apologies for pointing the finger of blame at the right wing idealogs that have America in a seemingly permanent choke-hold. Matt Damon narrates.
3 stars (Good Enough) "The film which cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make". Wall Street 2008--it looks like a crime scene but what really happened?. Ferguson tries to find out but not so many want to talk and no wonder:Naked sleaze which will take your breath away. ~Anon
5 stars (Exceptional) No holds barred look at how the corrupt practices of Wall Street caused the 2008 global financial meltdown, and how noone's held accountable. Exposes the corrupted politics, regulation, and conflicts of interest within academia. Infuriating & powerful.~GenXGirl