• Released
  • October 8, 2010
  • (Limited NY 10/8; Expands LA 10/15)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Documentary
Inside Job Synopsis
A filmmaker grills government and corporate bigwigs on their roles in the global economic crisis.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Inside Job has the added value, as well as the cold comfort, of being furiously interesting and hugely infuriating. It's a scathing...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The result is a masterpiece of investigative nonfiction moviemaking - a scathing, outrageous, depressing, comical, horrifying report on...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the most fascinating aspects of Inside Job involves the chatty on-camera insights of Kristin Davis, a Wall Street madam, who says...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Carrie Rickey
It is a damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts.
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Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
If you think you've absorbed all you could about subprime mortgages, credit default swaps and the arcana of elaborate derivatives, think...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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...
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By Michelle Orange
Even more than it wants to inform Inside Job seeks to enrage.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Ferguson doesn't aim to entertain; he wants answers, and talks to many of the enabling weasels.
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Inside Job Best documentary thus far

By moviiebuff
I would suggest that all colleges show this documentary to their students. It would be a lesson well worth understanding. America needs to see how easily it was for our world to go tumbling down....

The most important film I've seen.

I see so many movies but I was truly moved by this documentary film. The afternoon audience in LA burst into applause at the end of the film. This might be the MOST important film I've seen all...

Disturbing material presented straightforwardly

By suzan_with_a_z
This film is a good old-fashioned documentary, not a Michael Moore polemic. Don't get me wrong--I like Moore's gonzo style, and almost wish he'd done this flick, since then it would have been viewed...

OK documentary

By yabbadabbamoo
A good job of researching and assigning deserved blame to "globalization" and the Bush administration. Blatant absence of blame assigned to Clinton, Frank and Dodd who initiated much of the fraud. ...

By leaeste04@yahoo

Inside Job

By lavila18911
Charles Ferguson lays out the underpinnings of the world financial crisis. He does it with TV film footage, interviews, etc. It is fascinating, and horrifying, to watch how the bankers and...

it doesnt get much clearer than this- it's Captialism stupid!

By mayfly100
This movie lays out a clear and compelling story on how the financial "services" industry along with the government and many academics managed to bring down the whole system with GREED taking...

Michael Moore Directed?

By vitalmovies
No, I know he didn't, but it seemed as if he did. This film was well done, but there was a big sense of paranoia about it. Made not only the big companies, but America look like people are just out...

Inside Job

By chuckDJ
Never got to see this movie at all at the time and theater specified; reason being: The theater's Mgr. canceled this movie before Fandango even knew about it apparently and consequently my $$ was...

Worth seeing but not up to all the hype

By madappleriverite
The movie struggles to make what should be relatively obvious points. For me, the most scary thing is that so many people don't already know what happened already and, worse, that there seems to be...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some drug and sex-related material