The Big Short

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The Big Short
This week's Oscar hopeful garned five nominations, including Best Picture. The story is based on the economic meltdown in 2008, when four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the coming global collapse of the economy. This gave them an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

130 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt
Director
Adam McKay
ScreenplayCharles Randolph, Adam McKay, from the book by Michael Lewis
MusicNicholas Britell
CinematographyBarry Ackroyd
EditingHank Corwin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byPlan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageModerate impact, frequent, crude
NudityLow to mild impact, infrequent
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Christopher Hooton quote iconFinancial crisis becomes intelligible, entertaining.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconVermaak op koers in Wall Street-verhaal.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconNot quite on the money.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile the synopsis might not make it sound like a fun time at the movies, all involved turn this into a thoroughly engaging, entertaining, funny and ultimately horrifying look at what happened to our financial system with hints it could be headed there again. One of the best films of 2015.
15
Metacritic.com
44 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
194 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconFinance dramedy turns complex ideas into gripping cinema.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
173 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
36242 users
16
Internet
29519 Netizens quote iconExcellent, ultimately bleak
16

Average .. 75%

15

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