Too Big to Fail Reviews
It's some complicated material Curtis Hanson packed into this HBO drama but he succeeded in finding the right mix of explanation sequences and suspense (that I'm not sure where it exactly came from) thanks to his cast, including dozens of well-known actors who give all decent performances. One small problem is the exuberant number of characters (especially if you're not 100% familiar with all the players involved) and it's quite hard to keep track on who is who and what's his position but if you stay concentrated it's manageable after all.
I had also a hard time finding out if the film was for or against these shadowy treasury and fed guys (needless to say that Paulson and Bernanke are both big part of the economic crash but somehow managed to profit from it). Maybe, someday we find out if there was some sort of scheme by Goldman Sachs or any of the other players but until then Hanson's version at least serves well as a quite neutral chronology of the events.
Note: An excellent breakdown of the crisis can be found in the award-winning documentary, Inside Job.