Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders Poster

Release Date: March 9th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 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.

Director: James Scurlock

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Trueworks

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Mother, Emotional, Death, Deception, Amusing, Fall

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

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