Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve Reviews

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
February 21, 2014
Wonky, both in its fascination with policy, and in its eccentrically dry tone ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 20, 2014
It all feels more suited to the classroom than a movie theatre when Schreiber details how raising interest rates slows economic activity, or how the Fed became "banker to the world."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
September 27, 2013
Money For Nothing lacks the rush of Rush, but you still might find your pulse racing and your blood boiling by the film's end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 19, 2013
The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
Thumbing through this flip-book of experts - some seem better credentialed than others - can be a blur, but their cautioning about a Greek-style government debt bubble is hard to ignore.
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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
September 17, 2013
A thoughtful, detailed chronicle of the Fed's origins, responsibilities and shifting monetary policies.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 12, 2013
A Washington-centric wonk-fest, with appearances by a parade of economists, pundits and former governors of the Federal Reserve Board, it's academic, insider-y and dry to the point of dull at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 12, 2013
In trying to convince us that the Fed is powerful, Mr. Bruce perhaps makes it too powerful. Lots of forces go into shaping the economy. To paint it as a one-man show seems oversimplified.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
September 10, 2013
Bruce may succeed in making you wary of the Fed, but, unfortunately, he's also likely to make you wary of his film.
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Sheryl Jean
Dallas Morning News
September 5, 2013
The film ends with more questions than answers - perhaps that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: B-