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The Big Short

Biography Drama


 

Three parallel stories of different men who realised how precarious the US housing and investment markets were on the eve of the Great Financial Crisis.

"The Big Short" is a bold movie that is both cynical and humourous in its fact based analysis of the loose and rampant practices of the banking system. It's as scary as it is entertaining while affirming the theory that money markets are driven by fear and greed. Unexpected vignettes serve to explain the almost inexplicable structures used in the bond market, with parody being the perfect vehicle. Could well go a little longer.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 14th January 2016
Paramount Pictures 130 mins