Plot & Details
Alex Gibney ('Taxi to the Dark Side') delivers a visually arresting look at the crumbling facade of Sumo wrestling and exposes searing and violent truths about this ancient and revered sport. Morgan Spurlock ('#Super Size Me') offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing ('#Jesus Camp) balance levity and candor with their eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivized to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki, who brought us the unforgettably powerful '#Why We Fight', investigates an unsettling theory to explain why crime rates dramatically dropped in the early '90s. Seth Gordon ('#The King of Kong') weaves the pieces together with brisk interludes, providing context and commentary from the authors.
'Freakonomics' exposes the hidden side of everything, debunking conventional wisdom, and revealing what answers may come if one just asks the right questions.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 86min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/2010
- DVD Release Date: 01/18/2011
- Distributor(s): Magnolia Pictures
- Director(s): Alex Gibney, Heidi Ewing
- Starring: Steven D. Levitt , Stephen J. Dubner
- Keywords: analysis/analyst [study], behavior [human], economics, statistics
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (10-01-2010)
- Language: English