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Maxed Out

Release Date: March 9th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker James D. Scurlock examines the outrageous practices that consumer-lending and credit-card companies use to rack up huge profits while bleeding customers dry. Interviews include a woman declared dead by the credit bureaus and two Minneapolis entrepreneurs who use debtors' personal information to humiliate them into paying up.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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  • Scurlock's documentary serves up cautionary tales of epic abuse, though the overall tone is faux cheerful and sometimes genuinely entertaining.

  • At times funny, but mostly tragic, Scurlock's film is important viewing for any who owns a credit card without realizing that it's a wallet time bomb. show more

  • Scurlock barely acknowledges the logical reality of any credit card transaction: If you choose to buy something, you will have to pay for it eventually. show more

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