Inside Job

Featured In Issue 155, March 2011

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Inside Job chronicles the events that led to the $20 trillion global financial crisis. Through interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, and journalists—including Congressman Barney Frank, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, The Financial Times associate editor and chief economist commentator Martin Wolf, and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paulo Volcker—the insightful film reveals that the 2008 economic downturn was a result of the disastrous collision of the unchecked investment banking bubble, rampant deregulation, and corrupt economists. A must see! (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Charles Ferguson and Producer Audrey Marrs, a making-of featurette (HD 12:31), five Charles Morris deleted scenes (HD 24:04), two Dominique Strauss-Kahn deleted scenes (HD 07:34), four Eliot Spitzer deleted scenes (HD 14:54), Gillian Tett's deleted scene (HD 04:34), Harvey Miller's deleted scene (HD 33:36), Jerome Fons' deleted scene (HD 02:39), two Lee Hsien Loong deleted scenes (HD 03:27), four Satyajit Das deleted scenes (HD 15:11), Simon Johnson's deleted scene (HD 01:36), Yves Smith's deleted scene (HD 03:43), the theatrical trailer, up-front previews, and BD-Live functionality.

The 1080p 2.35:1 AVC picture is excellent, given the documentary production. Of course, various segments are distinctly different in picture quality, but overall the visuals are pleasing. Especially the supportive graphics are finely detailed and clear. Overall, this is an impressive documentary that effectively communicates the serious storytelling. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is narrated by Matt Damon. Sound quality is generally quite good, with a well-recorded music score that delivers an aggressive surround presence with a solid low-frequency foundation. Dialogue is all narration, and interviews are generally intelligible. This is a well-produced soundtrack, with a complex mixture of interview and transition segments. (Gary Reber)