Oscar nod 'Inside Job' pro-Obama propaganda
While grossing a disappointing $2.9 million so far at the box office, "Inside Job" has garnered almost universal acclaim. Out of 57 critical reviews, the film has earned an average rating of 8.2 out of 10, according to imdb.com, an Internet movie database.
The San Francisco Chronicle, for example, gushed that the documentary will "educate" Americans.
"After seeing 'Inside Job,' audiences will be smart angry," the newspaper said. "They'll know specifically how bankers, traders and economists brought on the recession. They'll know who did it, and where to place the blame."
"'Inside Job' was directed by Charles Ferguson, who made the best and most clear-headed documentary about the Iraq War ('No End in Sight')," the review continued. "But this documentary on the financial crisis is an even more impressive work of journalism.
"This took intellectual heft," it claims, "but also a personal toughness that I suspect people who don't do journalism for a living won't quite appreciate."
Jan. 15, 2011