The Flaw (2011)



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International award winning director David Sington (director of 'In the Shadow of the Moon') tells the story of the credit bubble which caused the financial crisis, which has brought suffering to millions. Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this film goes to the roots of the forces which caused America and the UK to be gripped by the crazy belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise for ever. With a cast of bankers, borrowers, brokers and some of the best economic brains in the world, the film tells a gripping story of delusion, deceit and destruction. -- (C) Dartmouth Films

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The Flaw is a level and clear explanation of what happened in 2008. And it doesn't once mention tulips.

Dec 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

(The film) makes a series of points rather than an argument... Think of it as a Festivus-style airing of grievances.

May 1, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…


Jun 5, 2011 | Full Review…

It's a lucid, gripping doc.

Jun 4, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

An entertaining and accessible overview of the 2008 meltdown.

Jun 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If the material in this documentary on the financial meltdown seems overfamiliar that's because you've encountered most of it already in the superior Inside Job.

Jun 3, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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