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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 6, 2008
Uma análise detalhada e preocupante sobre a política empregada pelas operadoras de cartões de crédito no intuito de manterem os clientes numa situação de endividamento constante - ou melh... pior: crescente.
| Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 4, 2007
This muckraking documentary on America's personal-debt crisis lays bare the predatory practices of credit card companies and the Bush administration's cozy relationship with the financial services industry.
November 4, 2007
When it comes to credit, it pays to be informed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 6, 2007
Do not see this film if you worry about money.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 6, 2007
Maxed Out focuses on how much we're in hock without ever really wondering why we need to buy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 6, 2007
This scattershot exposé of usurious banking practices examines why the most vulnerable segment of society is victimized by the lending industry and finds a simple answer: It's obscenely profitable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
One of the most effective of the many recent agitprop documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
The propagandistic Maxed Out is ultimately undermined by the fact that, as vile as many of its corporate interviewees seem, its everyman subjects are often just as culpable in creating and perpetuating the whole mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Thomas
June 17, 2007
shines a light on one of the most pervasive (and potentially disastrous) problems affecting our society today
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 30, 2007
[A] dispiriting expose of predatory lending scams that mislead even smart, educated people and a credit-card industry that is designed... to work against the ordinary consumer...
David Cornelius
April 24, 2007
It's a slapdash affair... yet still winds up with a raw, gritty power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 20, 2007
Maxed Out exposes the credit card sham for what it is, and fingers the hustlers who perpetuate it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 27, 2007
...the film will make you think twice about spending money you don't have.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2007
To maximize your return on this useful report, sit through the end credits where Spurlock deposits some of his best material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 20, 2007
Maxed Out doesn't really offer solutions, probably because there are none. But it does a great job of showing how the rich get richer and the poor foot the bill, plus interest.
Kam Williams
March 17, 2007
A much-needed wake-up call to face the fact that state-sanctioned usury and exorbitant late fees are destroying the prospects of working class citizens of ever achieving anything approaching the American Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 15, 2007
As a film, Maxed Out occasionally loses its way with glib choices (get ready to get tired of the song Money) and odd diversions (a segment with a Realtor begins the movie with a whimper, not a bang). But as a cry of outrage, it's spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 15, 2007
If your outrage glands need a workout, be sure to see Maxed Out, a muckraking, emotionally powerful, wickedly entertaining documentary on the dreary-sounding topic of consumer debt.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 14, 2007
Maxed Out, while occasionally muddled in its financial details, presents a more-accurate-than-not vision of a nation that is starting to look like a candidate for rehab, on both an individual and a national level, for its addiction to debt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 13, 2007
What Spurlock discovers in his scathing investigative inquiry, is a shocking national situation of debt slavery, with all the earmarks of science fiction.
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