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Too Big to Fail (2011)

Too Big to Fail

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

May 23, 2011 (TV Premiere)

Studio

HBO Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Curtis Hanson

Producer

Ezra Swerdlow

Screenwriter

Peter Gould

Starring

Story


Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, "Too Big to Fail" offers an intimate look at the epochal Wall Street financial crisis of 2008 and explores the inner sanctum of the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..uses every cinematic trick in the book, but ultimately succeeds because we know that the danger was real..”
by Michael Kinsley [NY Times]
“..the majority of the performances are robotic, spewing facts and figures without making the personalities stick. "Too Big to Fail" is cold to the touch..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]
“..ultimately comes off as a talky, surprisingly dull drama that all-too-often feels a reenactment on a financial news network..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]