The Big Short Reviews

October 9, 2017
See it, and then dig up a copy of Charles Ferguson's excellent (and Oscar-winning) documentary on the same subject, Inside Job.
January 2, 2016
McKay cowrote The Big Short's screenplay with Charles Randolph, and they know how to keep an audience engaged, broadcasting this knowledge often, as both parody and indictment.
December 25, 2015
It's funny because it's true. And it's tragic and frightening for the same reason.
December 24, 2015
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.
December 23, 2015
The Big Short manages to be as enlightening as it is entertaining. But its ominous revelations linger long after it's over.
December 23, 2015
Thanks to Anchorman (2004) auteur Adam McKay's caustic comedy The Big Short, the events of the great economic meltdown of 2008 are beginning to make sense.
May 31, 2019
You painlessly learn a lot about financial markets and incidentally discover that understanding them can be fun.
May 7, 2019
Many will find The Big Short a brilliant, intelligent, pointedly funny film
April 9, 2019
The Big Short could have been a subtle, restrained procedural drama. Instead, it's a confused clusterfuck of cinematic tropes piled atop a good yarn.
February 21, 2019
[It] is an oftentimes perplexing yet scathing indictment of the banking and financial industry; made entertaining thanks to its stellar cast.