Screened as part of NZIFF 2010
Direct from Cannes, this formidably clear-sighted documentary written and directed by Charles Ferguson (No End in Sight, NZIFF08) identifies the architects of the global economic crisis without mercy.
“There could not be a film more timely or relevant to why the world is in the shape it’s in right now than this meticulously constructed analysis of the financial mess of the past couple of years. It’s an arcane and complicated subject, but one that Ferguson, whose longstanding ties to the financial world enabled him to enlist so many key players to explain things, does an outstanding job in laying out so that lay viewers can generally follow it.” — Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE
“Years from now, if you want to know how the American (and global) economic crisis really happened, if you want to grasp the ins and outs of its peculiar hybrid of greed and cluelessness and corporate treachery and political enabling, then Inside Job will stand as a definitive investigative primer on the disaster.” — Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“Inside Job is the definitive screen investigation of the global economic crisis, providing hard evidence of flagrant amorality – and of a new nonfiction master at work… It points an incriminating finger at not only financial services executives who got filthy rich on working people’s pain (and who remain in power) but also government officials and business-school toppers irrefutably revealed to be in Wall Streeters’ pockets… Ferguson aims to arm audiences with information and infuriate them into action.” — Rob Nelson, Variety