Accurate Portrayal of our Economic Condition (by Richie-67-485852)
As a Real Estate Broker watching this movie, I felt all my beliefs on the subject matter of our current economic failings confirmed. The movie connects the dots and portrays accurately how big money is managed by big people. The little guy actually has no say at all and is just along for the ride. One also sees how fragile everything is if it doesn't work properly. One has thoughts of returning to farming and hunting and living in a nice cabin as a sure thing in these uncertain economic, misrepresented times. Also, our friends the Saudis are no where to be found in this movie which <more>
desperately searches for bail-out money. Trillions sit in the middle east frozen for fear of assinations if help is offered to USA is this commentors opinion...Excellent movie but no closure because we are still living in the problem....
'Too Big to Fail' talks about the 2008 financial meltdown, it gets into the roots & speaks the language of Wall Street. It's A Masterstroke of a film, because its compelling & shocking. Its a razor-sharp, no-holds-barred film, that works in every level.'Too Big to Fail' Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.'Too Big to Fail' is compelling & shocking. Peter Gould's Adapted Screenplay is gut-wrenching. Its so detailed & accurate, that it keeps surprising you. Curtis Hanson's Direction is <more>
top-notch. Cinematography & Editing are crisp.Performance-Wise: James Woods as Dick Fuld, is terrific. Like always, the mesmerizing actor sinks his teeth into the part & performs fearlessly. William Hurt as Henry Paulson, is remarkable, yet again. Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke, is masterful. Billy Crudup as Timothy Geithner, is flawless & this performance ranks amongst his finest to date. Bill Pullman as Jamie Dimon & Tony Shalhoub as John Mack, are quite good. Topher Grace as Jim Wilkinson, plays his part like a pro. Cynthia Nixon as Michele Davis, deserves a special mention.On the whole, 'Too Big to Fail' is a Big Winner.
This was a fantastic view on the internal workings of the 2008 crisis. Not since the west wing have we seen such excellent political drama. It may not of been perfectly accurate in terms of how things took place but the humanization of tight dialogue of those involved displayed an intelligent and brilliant representation. This would have been a top class thriller if it wasn't so real. The calculated building of tension and the memory of how things took place left the viewer both shocked and tense at the knife edge that we were balancing upon, the relief short lived with the knowledge that <more>
we continue in a world where similar issues and the fallout are still so relevant.
Economy the one of the worst subject of mine,and i'll try to wrote about movie (by skyway3131)
I just watched the too big to fail and i log on to IMDb for just vote then when i looking at the comments,there's a lot of criticism about Paulson's way of show.I didn't know even name of Paulson until the movie but i didn't describe him as a hero.Movie clearly telling the viewers 'What cause of the crisis?' and 'Paulson didn't do anything about that' for the remind Paulson says:'because we did a lot of money that's one part -coming crisis- but managing crisis is another part of the story.Movie tells us a very brief time -its starts a few days <more>
earlier of Lehman Brother bankruptcy ends with a congress decision about banks- i mean when system in the crisis.Let's say The movie showed Paulson as a great crisis manager,its very little thing if you can block the crisis before.Also early meeting scene 2 bank of CEO blaming Paulson with not understand the size of problem.Skip comments and Paulson.Movie has very smooth,understandable even for me language with a great cast and director of course it could be some minuses but in a 100 minutes its really hard to find a story tell better.Must to watch i think
Treasury Vs. Federal Reserve Bank? (by TheSkyMaster)
What I don't understand is, why the movie followed the Treasury Secretary? Why didn't it follow the Federal Reserve Chairman? Why did it show the Treasury Secretary talking and working with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York? Why Wouldn't the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's boss, the Federal Reserve Chairman, talk to and work with him? Also, the Federal Reserve Chairman spent his academic career studying the previous Great Depression. He would have the best understanding of what to do.
The Scariest Movie I've Ever Seen (by TheEconoclast)
I'm not kidding.This is the scariest movie I've ever seen. But that's just me.As some who works deep in the world of finance and lost sleep with the rest of Wall Street during that dark and disturbing week, it's possible that I'm a little too close to this story. It hits home. Thankfully, Too Big to Fail opens up a window so that the rest of world can look in from the safety of their living room.Forget monsters, serial killers, and the nouveau low-budget movement of "two guys in a room with a camera and a ghost."This is real. This happened. This could happen <more>
again.You'll be terrified to see just how close to the brink we came, how close we were to one of the biggest economic disasters in human history. And you'll be shocked to learn about the types of personalities in which the rest of the planet has invested so much power and authority. Troubling, yes. But it's an important piece of history as well.In terms of production HBO knocked this one out of the park. That's to be expected, I suppose, when you sign one of the great working American directors in Curtis Hanson and use one of the most highly respected chronicles of the financial crisis as your source material. Andrew Ross Sorkin even has a cameo and gets credit as a consulting producer to make sure they got the facts straight.So it's no wonder such a brilliant, top shelf cast fell in line. HBO must have had their pick of the litter. The names in this movie are not only eerie facsimiles of their real life counterparts, but these are the actors that can really act.The ever-dependable William Hurt is admirable in the lead, bring a little humanity to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, but it's the supporting performances that deserve special praise. Billy Crudup boils with intensity as an anxious, f-bomb dropping Tim Geithner, and Paul Giamatti perfectly captures the essence of Ben Bernanke, that quietly authoritative voice that the biggest egos in the world always shut up and listen to. Viewers at home will get a kick out of Ed Asner as Warren Buffett and, as is always the case with Buffett, his folksy charm serves as a bridge into to the arcane world of high finance. And former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld is appropriately vilified thanks to James Woods, not for being a greedy fraudster, but for being a sadly out-of- touch executive unable to adjust to a world that changed overnight. Despite Fuld's arrogance and bluster, Woods invests him with a subtle sense of dignity.Too Big to Fail achieves a rare feat for talky dramas: it sustains acute tension for ninety full minutes, never slowing down and never climaxing prematurely.Even if you're not a financial insider or policy wonk you'll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish.Just don't watch it late at night.
After watching hours of news stories about the bank bailouts, I still never fully grasped what was going on - only the most broad outlines of it.This movie explained it clearly - and, most shockingly, somebody made a movie about banking regulations that was interesting and engrossing.Excellent cast at the top of their game - and first rate writing and directing. Check this one out! Disclaimer: If you need car chases, boobs-and-butts, terrorist bombings, food fights or sex and drugs to enjoy a film, skip this one! It's not going to be up your alley!
"Too Big to Fail" Truly Succeeds (by LCRebbe)
This HBO produced film gives dialog and a behind-the-scenes feel to the 2008 financial debacle so perfectly exposed in "Inside Job." The direction by Curtis Hanson is razor-clean cut, and the performances, especially by James Woods, Paul Giamatti and William Hurt underscore the irony that not one of the self-serving "public servants" has "served" one single day of jail time and continue to live their over-the-top, elegant lifestyles. The effective use of actually news footage from our 24/7 news cycle serve as a percussive soundtrack as we watch the financial <more>
worlds of your "off the Street" American citizens self destruct at the hands of the Bush administration. Thank you HBO for continuing to do what you have done so well for so many years!