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When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

Customer Reviews

An excellent summary of a heartbreaking story

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impy20541
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2018-02-16
Excellent writing, acting and soundtrack. This film does a fabulous job of explaining the background to the World financial crisis.

Amazing movie

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Moguinho cerezo
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2018-01-14
This is one of the best movies in the last few years. Well written, great cast, and a real story.

Not Short Enough

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Nomadman2k
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2017-12-28
A long film, very dull and quite tedious really. Lots of back story that doesn’t really add benefit to the movie.
Couldn’t recommend

Great movie!!!

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SweetSweety123
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2017-08-18
This blew my mind. Great cast, great direction, great story!

Fantastic

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Just_Me_222
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2016-12-31
Entertaining, great acting and informative.

Funny and real!

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Supadupa1000
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2016-12-26
I enjoyed it a lot and found it quite funny!

Great Film

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Colephotographic
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2016-12-18
Disappointed because I bought it and it was then on Netflix a week later however, this is a great film giving background to what really happened (artistic license aside) and I certainly don't regret buying it.
It's an informative film about a relatively boring subject (to most people) so not a fair comparison to wolf of Wall Street.
I really like the way they break character to explain the financial jargon.
Great cast and great acting and I didn't even realise it was Brad Pitt till right at the end.
Also, quite a good companion film to Margin Call.

Entertaining & Educational - Excellent Film!

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TheMidnightStalker
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2016-12-17
Featuring Margot Robbie drinking champagne in a bubble bath ... nuff said! Enjoy 👍

Awesome

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Spursspurs
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2016-08-29
Stellar cast and great acting. This film had me hooked from start to finish. A*

Brilliant

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Scuseherbfusrfb
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2016-06-26
Pleasantly surprised how good this film is! Recommend watching this to anyone👍🏻

Excellent film

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Blamb60
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2016-06-15
Great film, great cast, script and direction. Fascinating insight into the American financial system and the crash of 2008. Great performances and pacy direction, very absorbing.

Amazing adaptation

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Jazzy in Kyushu
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2016-06-12
Would never have thought anybody could transcribe a book like that into a decent film. Amazing adaptation/screenwirting. + brilliant acting all round.

Loved this film

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jennifer91
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2016-06-10
This is highly entertaining: fast-paced, genuinely funny, educational, well acted and gives you that 'I'm superior 'cos I'll know next time' feeling. Of course we have no idea what really goes on, but this film certainly makes you feel like you do. Very productive use of 2 hours.

Ok

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Jin Jo 55
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2016-06-01
This film is Baldist!
And not a scratch on the wolf of Wall Street!

Good fun

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andre998
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2016-05-31
One thing I would recommend before watching this movie is to google 'short selling' and familiarise yourself with the term, or you may find half the movie wondering what is going on! This is a brilliant film with great acting and moves especially from Steve Correll. Highly recommended.

Amazing! Stop reading, Start watching

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manzdj
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2016-05-30
Informative, what lead to the 2007 crash, and probably what is to come in London.

Interesting

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Injnghfghjkkkk
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2016-05-29
A very interesting film. Enjoyed

Entertaining, engaging, and fascinating

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jamiembrown
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2016-05-28
While I'm no financial wizz, I've watched every documentary and drama about the financial crisis, so kind of had an idea of how it went down. This provided a really entertaining, genuinely fascinating refresher that covered it from the angle of the people who profited from it by predicting it. Sometimes the leaps out into celebrity cameos explaining stuff felt a little patronising - I liked it more when they did it in the storiy - and sometimes the "bad guys" felt a bit like cardboard cutouts of what we expect the "bad guys" to look like, but they're minor issues in what was overall a really fun while also unexpectedly powerful look at the 2008 collapse. The cast were great, but Christian Bale and Steve Carell really stole any scene they were in.

Great Cast and great acting!

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ChrisChapman
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2016-05-28
I really enjoyed this film. What more can you ask for in a film: great cast great acting - awesome! recommended!

The Big Short

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Slippers'npipe
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2016-05-25
Could have been so much better but it seemed to flit from one situation to the next far to quickly and lost the chance to develop the characters although Steve Carell proves once again what a brilliant actor he is five stars just to watch him

Synthetic CDOs...?

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Biscuit_101
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2016-05-21
The best finance film made to date. Wonderful use of crossing the fourth wall to speak straight to you the viewer, to bring you along with the jargon. Great performances and characters from Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

Makes mortgages fun

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iCrispy
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2016-01-30
Stand out performances by Christian Bale and Steve Carrell (perfect casting) and brave style choices (breaking the fourth wall) help make this a hugely entertaining film about the US mortgage market that led to the financial crash in 2008. The decision to make this a comedy helps make the heavy content matter more digestible and actually helps aid understanding. Not just an entertaining film, but an important one that gives real insight into the causes of the financial crash and doesn't shy away from telling us who is at fault. Highly recommended, though be warned that the language and terminology have not been dumbed down, not your usual Steve Carrell flick.