The Flaw
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International award winning director David Sington (director of 'In the Shadow of the Moon') tells the story of the credit bubble which caused the financial crisis, which has brought suffering to millions. Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this film goes to the roots of the forces which caused America and the UK to be gripped by the crazy belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise for ever. With a cast of bankers, borrowers, brokers and some of the best economic brains in the world, the film tells a gripping story of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"(The film) makes a series of points rather than an argument... Think of it as a Festivus-style airing of grievances."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"An entertaining and accessible overview of the 2008 meltdown."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"The Flaw presents the holocaust that was the housing bubble."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"A film that informs and outrages in equal measure."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"A bold attempt to tackle the labyrinthine issues that caused the financial crisis, but Sington's doc doesn't quite hit the mark."
‑ David Hughes, Empire Magazine
"It's a lucid, gripping doc."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"For anyone who has ever wondered how so many supposedly brilliant minds brought the global economy to the brink of meltdown in 2007, David Sington's documentary is essential viewing."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Sington tackles the unenviable task of making economic theory digestible to Joe public by interspersing talking heads with punchy animations that illustrate without patronising, though the jargon quotient remains high."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Total Film
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