The Flaw
The Flaw (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 3, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2012
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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

(The film) makes a series of points rather than an argument... Think of it as a Festivus-style airing of grievances.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

An entertaining and accessible overview of the 2008 meltdown.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The Flaw presents the holocaust that was the housing bubble.

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Philip French


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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

A film that informs and outrages in equal measure.

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David Hughes
Empire Magazine

A bold attempt to tackle the labyrinthine issues that caused the financial crisis, but Sington's doc doesn't quite hit the mark.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's a lucid, gripping doc.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

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.

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Emma Dibdin
Total Film

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.

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