Inside Job Reviews

  • By the end Mr. Ferguson has summoned the scourging moral force of a pulpit-shaking sermon. That he delivers it with rigor, restraint and good humor makes his case all the more devastating.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Inside Job traces the history of the crisis and its implications with exceptional lucidity, rigor and righteous indignation.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • This is a work of sustained, nonpartisan rage. Its anger is always simmering, never all-consuming. Ferguson knows what it is he wants to say, and the movie goes about its point-making with lawyerly precision.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • My vision was clouded by the steam wafting from my ears.

    J. Hoberman — Village Voice

  • It's a scathing examination of the global economic meltdown that began more than two years ago and continues to affect our lives.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Whether it's parsing the definition of a derivative or detailing the bad faith of major financial institutions, the new documentary Inside Job approaches its deconstruction of the financial meltdown with laserlike focus.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Indignation is often the most self-deluding of emotions; this movie has the rare gifts of lucid passion and informed rage.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • An angry, well-argued documentary about how the American financial industry set out deliberately to defraud the ordinary American investor.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Ferguson takes the time to be clear about what he's arguing, and whom he's blaming for what. With just two feature-length talking-heads docs, Ferguson has done a great deal to restore confidence in the genre.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • [Ferguson] can get to a story later but provide so much more context that his film seems definitive.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • A damning indictment of the individuals and institutions who made money while customers lost their shirts.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This is no dry economics lesson; it is a vital wake-up call.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Wall Street owns Washington. You might think you know this, but "Inside Job" makes you feel the enormity of it.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • f you've been affected by the bottom dropping out of the economy -- who hasn't? -- but didn't know where to target your disappointment, your frustration, your rage, Inside Job gives you the answer:

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The definitive screen investigation of the global economic crisis, providing hard evidence of flagrant amorality -- and of a new nonfiction master at work.

    Rob Nelson — Variety

  • The endless skein of talking heads and bar graphs make no attempt to be cinematic and will have even the most excitable viewers struggling to stay alert.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • This scathing expose should be enough to alarm people all over the political spectrum.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • It should have you leaving the theatre in the same angry mood that fuelled Toronto Mayor-elect Rob Ford's "Stop the Gravy Train!" mantra.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • There could not be a film more timely or relevant to why the world is in the shape its in right now than this meticulously constructed analysis of the financial mess of the past couple of years.

    Todd McCarthy — indieWIRE

  • A trained economist might challenge his analysis, but there's no question that Ferguson, who holds a PhD in political science and is a former business consultant, is a formidable interviewer.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

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