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.
Why Stream This Film?
- 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
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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.
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.
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