Tuesday, March 8, 2016

They’re not confessing. They’re bragging.

The Big Short - 3.5/5 
It explains the housing crisis as well as it can (and it deserves no end of props for that) while being unable to stop the whole situation from being generally confusing. It’s greatest strengths are, one, making the whole thing accessible and entertaining to watch and, two, giving us no one to root for by the end. The good guys are the bad guys. Not as bad, sure, but a variation on a theme. It could've gone harder in that direction, but it's enough. The general respect I have for this movie is matched by a general annoyance I feel at these types of movies: it leaves you nowhere to go. Direct our anger, man talking directly to camera. You’ve got better opportunity than most.

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