I.O.U.S.A. Synopsis
Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If they handed out an Academy Award for Most Gripping Graphs and Charts, this film would take it.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's no quick fix for a culture "addicted to debt," as one wag puts it in the film. But watching I.O.U.S.A. is a good place to start.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It accomplishes an amazing thing. It explains the national debt, the foreign trade deficit, the decrease in personal savings, how the prime...
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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
An informative and frightening documentary.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This smartly assembled wake-up call concerning the nation's lousy spending habits proves to be as unexpectedly spirited as it is...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
George W. Bush is hammered for doubling the debt load with his high-spending, low-taxing ways.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Although the movie is unabashedly alarming, it's also intelligent fun.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Does about as good a job as any film could be expected to.
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Chicago Tribune

Packed with facts, figures and the testimony of policy experts, the film is no wallow in wonkiness, though, but a surprisingly sprightly...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Perhaps, like Al Gore's lecture on global warming, the force of its argument will stir some of those who see it to further research the...
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the negative fan meter proves the point of why this movie is so important

By cowboycarl04
So many negative views before this gets public. Why? Because we are a nation of complainers that think we are entitled to everything. This is probably the most important movie, and warning, that...

Every American needs to see this movie

By Parisgirl
Finally respected non-partisan experts tell us how it is! America needs to wake up to our financial situation. Everyone should see this movie - but it is especially important for young people. We are...

I.O.U.S.A. You Owe It To Yourself

By Isaiah41179
This movie is not biased tward the left or right of the political spectrum, it simply is the truth about the level of debt this nation is in, and the economic crisis we as a people face. While most...

Really compelling -- everyone needs to see this movie!

By tilenius
Did you know that the government has over-spent $184,000 for every man, woman, and child in the country? That your family owes over $90,000 in Federal debt (in addition to whatever else you may owe)?...


By solarempowered
A film every American needs to see. Wake up AMERICA. This is what the film does. It explains the problems we as a country have with debt and deficit in terms anyone can understand. And it...

An Inconventient Truth for the Economy?

By budfox1980
Saw the premiere last night, followed by a town hall with Warren Buffett. Wow. Yes, this is a documentary, and no, it is not The Dark Knight, but it is equally as scary. This movie was well made...


By Papa_Bill
Fascinating Movie - An Insightful look ino the current world Financial Situation and the History behind it. Any one that is interested where we are today both politically and financially this is a...

Government Finance Debacle 101

By globalfolk
I've been reading about the coming of this film for several months prior to the opening (see the Agora Financial website at agorafinancial.com) and had been waiting for the premier. I already knew...


By Movie-marian
Everybody in America needs to see this movie. Fantastic information for every citizen!...

I.O.U.S.A. the Cure for "Economic Myopia"

By TxStatus_Quo
This movie is a very excellent way to portray how the economy is truly performing. We see the signs all around us from the high gas prices to the price of groceries being astronomical. In my city,...

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Rated PG | For some thematic elements