Category: Film Reviews

Inside Job (film review)

Inside Job – 2010 – Directed by Charles Ferguson – Academy Award
My rating:  * * * * *

Some men labor consciously for the good of humanity.  Other men labor deceitfully for their own selfish gain.  This film is about those other men and how they recklessly destroyed the livelihoods of people around the world. Unfortunately, this film is a documentary, so real lives were at stake. 

“It’s really quite simple what happened.  It was bank robbery.  And it was bank robbery committed not by someone walking in with a gun, but committed by the president of the bank.”
Charles Ferguson

“This was a triumph of mindless ideology over common sense that I think we’ve not seen since perhaps medieval Spain.  This is a case where abstract thought has done enormous damage.”
Charles Morris (author)

The defense that was proffered by many of the investment banks, was not: “You’re wrong.”  It was: “Everybody’s doing it and everybody knows it’s going on, and therefore nobody should rely on these analysts anyway.”

Eliot Spitzer

I rate it * * * * 5 out of 5 stars

official site of Inside Job