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The Film “Inside Job” : on how bankers caused the financial crisis

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 17 February 2011

The film Inside Job brilliantly exposes the corruption in US banking that led to the 2008 crash. We ask four bankers for their verdict on this damning indictment of their world

Peter Bradshaw reviews Inside Job

An aerial view of Wall Street, the heart of the global financial meltdown.
An aerial view of Wall Street, the heart of the global financial meltdown.
Photograph: Cameron Davidson

When Michael Moore made his debut feature, Roger and Me, he set about vilifying the boss of General Motors, the now deceased Roger B Smith, for destroying his home town of Flint, Michigan. Charles Ferguson’s film Inside Job attempts to blame a wider cast list for the banking crash of 2008 and explains why so little has been done to reform the financial world or bring criminal prosecutions against the main protagonists.

His villainous lineup includes bankers, politicians (many of whom were previously bankers), regulators, the credit ratings agencies and academics. When Glenn Hubbard, George Bush’s chief economic adviser and dean of Columbia Business School, is shown as a partisan advocate of deregulation, we have one of the movie’s punch-the-air moments. During the interview, Hubbard, who denies he was corrupted by his paid-for relationships with government, angrily barks: “You’ve got five minutes, mister. Give it your best shot.”

Full Article Here:

  1. Inside Job
  2. Production year: 2010
  3. Country: USA
  4. Cert (UK): 12A
  5. Runtime: 108 mins
  6. Directors: Charles Ferguson
  7. Cast: Matt Damon
  8. More on this film
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