Many people had their say on the Wall Street fraud (it would be indulgent to merely call it a crisis or crash, when a bank is mis-selling mortgages which it knows are trash and will fail, but is also insuring itself against such failure). This documentary says a lot, very clearly and comprehensively (see for example the New York Times review). So what is there to add 5 months after the film’s debut and 29 months after the collapse? And what is there to say from a country not included in the critique to the extent it might justifiably have been by virtue of its considerable financial muscle and its own spectacular bank failures?
Tag: Matt Damon
Excellent … pulls you through the whole gamut of emotions AND gives great sense of history. One of the greatest movies of all time? No, because the characters are a little too simple and also there’s a self-conscious quality to the great “bits” involving two races getting together, but still … tremendous!