The Big Short

131 mins
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Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt lead this true story about the four outsiders who predicted the... More

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The Big Short | Ratings & Reviews

"I guess you’ve just gotta laugh at the wholesale reckless looting of a nation, right? As evidenced by The Wolf of Wall Street, corporate excesses can make for hilarious cinema, so director Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys) seems a solid fit for this true tale of financial outsiders twigging to the imminent collapse of the US housing market. There’s a lot more going on with The Big Short, though. The laughs may be plentiful, but this is as much chilling drama as financial farce, and the film’s single biggest triumph lies in making arcane financial mumbo jumbo understandable and watchable."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"It’s impossible not to admire McKay’s reckless willingness to do everything short of jumping through flaming hoops on a motorcycle while reading aloud from Keynes if that’s what it takes to get people to finally pay attention."


"When a Hollywood comedy turns the crime of the century into a lark, you know a huge gamble has been chanced and won."

Time OutTime Out

"Will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"McKay’s attempt to cover so much ground is admirable; and the outrage that courses throughout is deeply felt."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Manages to be funny, fluid, watchable, dispiritingly blokish, well-acted and quite engrossing."


"A hell of a hilarious time at the movies if you're up for laughs that stick in your throat."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"A refreshing and piercingly clever morality tale - whether you prefer the emotive, simplistic or in-depth depictions of what happened - the film hits its target."


"Behind every easy drive-by laugh is a sincere holler of outrage."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

The Big Short | Details

Award winner
Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2016 Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards
15, strong language, sexualised nudity
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin