The Big Short

The Big Short

The Big Short

Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the global economic meltdown. No one believed them, so they came up with their own get-rich-quick scheme – betting against the American banks. Directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman) and based on the non-fiction bestseller from Michael Lewis (who also wrote the book that was later adapted to the Oscar-nominated film Moneyball).

Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards
2016Rating: M, Offensive language and nudity131 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Adam McKay ('Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues', 'The Other Guys', 'Step Brothers')
Writer:
Adam McKayCharles Randolph
Cast:
Christian BaleSteve CarellRyan GoslingBrad PittMelissa LeoTracy LettsFinn WittrockHamish Linklater

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The Big Short / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

I guess you’ve just gotta laugh at the wholesale reckless looting of a nation, right? As evidenced by The Wolf of Wall Street, corporate excesses can make for hilarious cinema, so director Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys) seems a solid fit for this true tale of financial outsiders twigging to the imminent collapse of the US housing market. There’s a lot more going on with The Big Short, though. The laughs may be plentiful, but this is as much chilling drama as financial farce, and the film’s single biggest triumph lies in making arcane financial mumbo jumbo understandable and watchable.

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Variety

Variety

It’s impossible not to admire McKay’s reckless willingness to do everything short of jumping through flaming hoops on a motorcycle while reading aloud from Keynes if that’s what it takes to get people to finally pay attention.

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Time Out

Time Out

When a Hollywood comedy turns the crime of the century into a lark, you know a huge gamble has been chanced and won.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

McKay’s attempt to cover so much ground is admirable; and the outrage that courses throughout is deeply felt.

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Stuff

Stuff

Manages to be funny, fluid, watchable, dispiritingly blokish, well-acted and quite engrossing.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A hell of a hilarious time at the movies if you're up for laughs that stick in your throat.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A refreshing and piercingly clever morality tale - whether you prefer the emotive, simplistic or in-depth depictions of what happened - the film hits its target.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Behind every easy drive-by laugh is a sincere holler of outrage.

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