The Big Short

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  130 min.
Release Date: December 23, 2015
DVD: March 15, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.76
based on 104 votes and 41 reviews
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Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Finn Wittrock


Prior to the 2008 global financial collapse in which banks screwed their customers by committing the greatest fraud in U.S. history, four outsiders (Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt) decide to take them down when they figure out how to "short" the market. The risk is huge, and they have only one shot at it.

Based on the bestselling non-fiction book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," by Michael Lewis.

Director: Adam McKay
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner
Screenplay: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
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  • 5 stars "Super movie about the collapse of the housing bubble and those that saw it coming and used the stock markets folly against itself. Definitely makes you feel that money is not all that it seems, nor are we all safe...nor is it as tangible a substance to base a society on. Capitalism definitely is a dream."
  • 5 stars "Superb movie. We go about our lives and think the 'free market' economy is going to look out for us. Ha, this movie does a wonderful job of telling the story of how fraudulent the system can be if not is. So well done, so well acted. A movie that leaves you with insight and somewhat skeptical about our financial system and the corruption of money in politics. What's your house worth and why?"
  • 5 stars "I can't believe I just heard about this movie.... watched it over the weekend and I was floored. Great acting and what a "story." Well done by everyone."