INSIDE JOB (Charles Ferguson)
INSIDE JOB is by no means an easy documentary feature to sit through. It's enraging, filled with too many details and pulls no punches. That said, I do commend Charles Ferguson for this film, which I felt was a well-researched and comprehensive take on the global financial crisis of 2008.
INSIDE JOB is long and there are so many issues being discussed. People are saying a lot of stuff. It employs the same technique used by Michael Moore in his documentaries where key personalities are profiled and money trailed. Moore himself commented on the same issue via his earlier CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY, but where Moore emphasizes the victims by showing what happened to ordinary Americans, Ferguson brought out the big guns and dragged the major culprits of the global financial fiasco.
Interestingly enough, INSIDE JOB is able to interview a few important players and through Ferguson's leading questions, the subjects revealed some hideous and embarrassing facts.
Similar to Alex Gibney's ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, wherein the subject is also a corporate fiasco, Ferguson employs a detailed, systematic, and insightful approach to his subject filled with evidences to support his claims.
This is one documentary which reaches out and affects its viewers. American or not, you'd want those bastards to pay for what they did.