Overall Rank: 1004
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 65
Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/15/2016
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Adam McKay
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro
Plot: As the US approaches an invetable housing and credit meltdown, a group of calculating and unscrupulous men take advantage before the bubble bursts and make millions off the misery that follows. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/30/2016
It's not flawless, but The Big Short does an excellent job of explaining the worst economic meltdown of our time in a way the average person could understand. And yes, fourth-wall breaking turns from the likes of Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie and Anthony Bourdain actually help. The characters are excellent and the film balances humor with depressing reality. I think they tried to fit too much in - but, for the most part, a wonderful look at how corporate greed and corruption totally screw the average American.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/19/2016
It's too bad the character development felt rushed and the direction was all over the place. So many spectacular moments and yet the pacing wasntoo errati. Why not remove the sensationalized ciseo editing and focus on the story. The story and real people involved were interesting already in the beginning. Felt this could have been executed better but the overall plot, acting and music was untarnished.
Amy - wrote on 02/17/2016
Entertaining and creatively put together, but I think I knew a bit too much about the housing crisis to fully appreciate it.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Das ist kein Film über die Finanzkrise für unsere Eltern. Es gibt wenig Nährstoff für Wutbürger, die sich des Themas in der Tageszeitung annahmen und nun im Film Katharsis erleben wollen. Es ist die Geschichte einiger Fond-Manager und Trader, die den Kollaps kommen sahen. Adam McKays Hauptthese ist die, das der Banken-Sektor die grösste Industrie der USA darstellt. Sie verhilft den Reichen zu noch mehr Geld. Diese Industrie wird bestehen bleiben. The Big Short ist ein leiser Film, der engagiert wirkt und auch unterhält, vor allem aber demütigend ist. Im Grunde sehen wir drei Geschichten um drei Figuren: Die Hauptfigur heisst Michael Burry (Bale). Ein Neurologe mit Glasauge, Asperger Syndrom und verkrüppeltem sozialem Gewissen, der einen Hedgefond an der Westküste unterhält. Er wettet …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/16/2016
So I've finally saw The Big Short this week and I thought it was pretty average. Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt all gave terrific performances, and I'm so happy that "Foxcatcher" wasn't just a one off for Steve Carell. The writing was great and some of the 4th wall breaking in this movie was good, and yes the characters actually do turn to the camera and say whatever their thinking.
I like Ryan Gosling a lot as an actor, but in this movie he didn't do anything that special (in my opinion). I just wish there was a little bit more to his character then what we got. I'm not saying that his the worse part of the movie, but he's only there to narrate the story and explain a lot of things that happen in the film.
The style of the movie did get on nerves a little a bit and I …
Snoogans - wrote on 01/17/2016
'The Big Short' retells the events that led to the economic collapse of 2008, doing so in both informative and entertaining fashion thanks to great performances, smart scathing humor, and a unique storytelling format. This is a cross between a biography and a documentary, while also containing individual asides where the actors (and guest celebrities) break the fourth wall to simplify the banking terminology and to continuously remind us that what we are seeing actually happened. These moments are very beneficial. They serve to help us easily digest the facts and add harsh commentary on the overall misuse of money that caused this massive oversight. The injustices done are still treated with seriousness. I was thoroughly entertained, but I never lost sight of the terrible true …
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