Inside Job

2010 | Documentary | 108 minutes | English


Inside Job is about the late-2000s financial crisis. Director Charles Ferguson explains that the film covers “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.” Ferguson argues that “all this was foreseeable. A number of people predicted  the lack of regulation and the dealing in worthless securities would lead to disaster.” In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. When the dust finally settled, and the players who caused the debacle exposed, not one was prosecuted or went  to jail.

Narrator (Matt Damon) / Lawrence Summers (Former U.S. Treasury Secretary) / Christine Lagarde (French Minister of Finance) 
Why Stream This Film?
The meltdown was so shocking when Christine Lagarde, French Minister of Finance, heard about the demise of Lehman Brothers, she could only exclaim, “Holy cow!”  
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 98%
  • Metacritic Score: 88
  • Academy Awards: Winner, Best Documentary, Feature
  • DirectorsGuild of America: Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Non-Fiction Film
  • Writers Guild of America: Winner, Best Documentary Screenplay
There are no visual gimmicks, no populist showboating in the Michael Moore manner, no satirical items slipped in to grab the attention. INSIDE JOB is as gripping as a thriller.
Philip French

The Guardian

Director Charles Ferguson has summoned the scourging moral force of a pulpit-shaking sermon.That he delivers it with rigor, restraint and good humor makes his case all the more devastating.

The New York Times

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