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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's such a thing as smart angry, and such a thing as stupid angry, and after seeing Inside Job, audiences will be smart angry. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Inside Job has the added value, as well as the cold comfort, of being furiously interesting and hugely infuriating. It's a scathing examination of the global economic meltdown that began more than two years ago and continues to affect our lives. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is a damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Ferguson doesn't aim to entertain; he wants answers, and talks to many of the enabling weasels. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Most impressively, it makes it understandable to those of us who don't know much at all about economics. show more

  • 85
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Even more than it wants to inform Inside Job seeks to enrage. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the most fascinating aspects of Inside Job involves the chatty on-camera insights of Kristin Davis, a Wall Street madam, who says the Street operated in a climate of abundant sex and cocaine for valued clients and the traders themselves. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The result is a masterpiece of investigative nonfiction moviemaking - a scathing, outrageous, depressing, comical, horrifying report on what and who brought on the crisis. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Matt Damon narrates, and I do wish the narration didn't end on such a generalized, throw-the-bums-out note, over footage of the Statue of Liberty. show more

  • 88
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    If you think you've absorbed all you could about subprime mortgages, credit default swaps and the arcana of elaborate derivatives, think again. Inside Job traces the history of the crisis and its implications with exceptional lucidity, rigor and righteous indignation. show more

  • April 15, 2012 jkuyke3402
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    Agree with others here that everyone should see this film. Wall Street a-holes are running government and \"We the People\" keep bailing them out with BILLIONS of TAXPAYERS money. Greed and corruption run amuck! Bill Clinton, George Bush and now Obama still making former CEO\'s of Wall St. heads our economy, Treasury dept, etc... Tax day is at hand and not any of these A-Holes are paying one dime of taxes on their million dollar bonuses!!! Should tell you something?

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  • April 23, 2011 richardllowe
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    Something seriously wrong with the system of justice. Why aren\'t many of those Wall St. crooks in jail instead of enjoying multi-million dollar retirement plans? Very very sad ending of the movie to see so many of these same crooks now in the Obama cabinet. The French Finance Minister - if she were in charge, there would be a clean sweep of the ientire industry. Step one should be to outlaw the lobby industry. Five financial insdustry lobbyist for every one member of Congress !! No wonder so much garage comes out of Congress. Let\'s cut the budget for Congress by 75% and see who\'s still willing to serve. This should not be a conservative/liberal battle. This insanity affects all of us.

  • March 20, 2011 bigbobsh2o
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    A must see. If you want to better understand how this whole mess happened and what lead up to it, you have to see this movie. I actually bought it and I don't buy many movies.

  • March 15, 2011 robertasdollhous
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  • March 13, 2011 aman7232261
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    Ploy for Socialism and big Government. Bunch of B.S.

  • March 12, 2011 lisapuishis
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    The film was amazingly well put together. I finally understand derivatives and why they're frightening. Bravo to Matt Damon for using his status in this manner.

  • March 12, 2011 yourcefar
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    Typical liberal one-sided piece of crap. How can an honest documentary on this topic omit the culpability of home buyers, for example, who lied and cheated their way through the application process? Instead, we get a weepy tale of some fat Latina who, through the devious machinations of a "predatory lender", of course, bought a house she couldn't afford in the first place? Which part of an adjustable rate mortgage can a buyer not understand? Who forced ANY home buyer to buy a house? Who forced anyone to incur debt they cannot repay?! And all those millions who treated their houses as investments, not a place to live? Oh, and, of course, somehow, the brave fiilmmakers couldn't resist to somehow weave a tale of environmental woe amidst the financial crisis in Iceland (logic escapes me, but, hey, liberals and logic don't mix). And those poor, innocent, upright Icelanders who had no hand in the debt explosion and the asset bubble that devoured their little country. The intellectual dishonesty of liberals astounds me and the number of idiots who buy into that crap is truly staggering. And, oh, somebody please explain to me how you can spin a tale of the housing market bubble without mentioning the key mechanism of interest rates kept abnormally low for an abnormally long time by the fed. In short, if you are looking at an intelligent, multi-sided, objective, in-depth analysis of the crisis, this ain't it.

  • March 10, 2011 coolhandsean79
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    Superb. Every American owes it to themselves to not only watch this film, but to also pay attention to the message. The greatest crime ever committed on the American middle and lower class, and right wingers continue to celebrate their ignorance and indifference toward the messenger. I guess Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity told the nay sayers they weren't allowed to like this movie. Hey lemmings, try to keep up, the cliff is fast approaching!!!

  • March 09, 2011 rjordan108
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    Bunch of B.S.

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