Bottom line: The party's over. There's no such thing as a free lunch. America itself may be a bubble.
If more people had watched this film, they might still have their houses.
Well made, informative and genuinely terrifying documentary, in which the use of humour can't quite diminish the spectre of doom and gloom.
| Original Score: 3/5
Think of this important documentary as Economics 101, a primer on how America and Americans spend, and what hardships the future holds for us unless we change the pattern and our habits quickly.
| Original Score: 5/5
For a film starring the national debt, this is a good one. The expected tedious numerical research is accompanied by excellent graphics and archival footage that bring it alive. Is anyone listening?
| Original Score: 7/10
Practically begs audiences to declaim it essential viewing, rather than quietly convincing us
| Original Score: 2/4
Fending off the global repo man
| Original Score: 4/5
I.O.U.S.A manages to keep this dense, dry information dynamic enough to be interesting and terrifying enough to be important.
If you believe the terrifying documentary I.O.U.S.A., America is headed for a financial crisis of monumental proportions - and apparently, we are probably too late to keep it from happening.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Its aim is to raise awareness of an impending financial disaster if America continues acting fiscally and morally irresponsible.
| Original Score: B+
[A] timely documentary...There is a sense of urgency that propels Creadon's cautionary narrative as an alarming wake-up call to financial discipline.
| Original Score: 3/4
Creadon avoids turning his film into a partisan slugfest, instead opting to focus on how our country as a whole must come together.
| Original Score: 68/100
This solid doc reminds us how unsustainable the current American economy is.
| Original Score: 3/6
A film with an urgent message that uses the medium to its advantage.
Unexpectedly entertaining, given that it's about dodgy accounting on an epic scale, the film predicts an economic cold shower that is about to douse America's prospects, thanks to its ever-expanding national debt.
This movie is a scary, exhilarating blast of atheist common sense.
Patrick Creadon's film is a lucid history lesson in the failures of successive Republican presidents to put a stopper in the country's leaking fiscal hole.
It makes a very good effort at trying to cover this enormous, important, complex issue of the national debt in less than an hour and a half.
| Original Score: B
Although the movie is unabashedly alarming, it's also intelligent fun.
| Original Score: 3/4