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Too Big to Fail (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack) [Blu-ray]

4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: William Hurt, Edward Asner, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace
  • Directors: Curtis Hanson
  • Writers: Peter Gould
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • Studio: HBO (Warner)
  • Release Date: June 12 2012
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B004EPYZDK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,153 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Too Big To Fail (BD)

Special Features

DVD Special Features • Timeline of a Crisis - An in-depth look at pivotal events that impacted the economic crisis HBO Select Special Features • The Making of Too Big To Fail - The cast and crew share their thoughts on the events that inspired the film • Opening the Vault on the Financial Crisis -The cast, crew and financial experts discuss the origins of the economic crisis • Timeline of a Crisis - An in-depth look at pivotal events that impacted the economic crisis

Customer Reviews

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OMG -- did this really happen. My husband who is very knowledgeable about the financial world watched this movie with me. Even though he is Canadian he is very aware of the U.S. market and was very aware of what happened during this crisis. He said that the story was very actuate. I enjoyed it as it helped me to understand what had happen -- it was a very complex story about a very complex time -- I think I now understand the situation a little better than before.
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By The Movie Guy HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Sept. 11 2015
Format: DVD
The financial crisis has made a splash in the film industry, ironically capitalizing on the failure of unregulated capitalism. There is also "Margin Call" and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." I couldn't help think about the LIBOR scandal that is on the horizon as this film mentions the major players and Barclays.

This film goes behind the scenes to show the phone calls and board rooms as the drama unfolds. The all-star cast gave us a credible performance. The characters are introduced by displaying their name and company affiliation on the screen. I wish they had used some flashier fonts and maybe some grindhouse swagger music as they walked in to talk to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (William Hurt) who is sometimes seen having breakfast with Fed Chair Ben Bernake played by Paul Giamatti.

Michele Davis (Cynthia Nixon) has to give a press conference and asks how to explain why AIG failed. At this point the movie comes together in one scene which explains the whole crisis in layman's terms and why mommies and kitties will die if AIG goes under...okay maybe not the last part, Ben Bernake does that later.

Billy Crudup plays Timothy Geithner the head of the NY Federal Reserve. His ideas and influence were instrumental in buying time for congress to act.

In looking toward Europe, they is a newer and scarier phrase: "Too big to save." This is a great film. I would also recommend the CNBC documentary "House of Cards."

PARENTAL GUIDE: No sex, no nudity, many F-bombs
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Amazon.ca quickly provided a brand new copy of this DVD / Blu-ray set (HBO's Too Big to Fail), which arrived in perfect condition.

The movie is as good as the outstanding book on which it is based, and, perhaps in a few instances, even better, in making arcane, complex issues understandable. HBO is to be heartily congratulated for turning out this excellent film, with some top notch actors who turn in terrific performances. It's a shame that it probably won't get broad or deep TV exposure, since it lacks high speed car chases, steamy sex scenes, and over the top gun battles. Also, it requires sustained, careful attention to the dialogue, in order to understand and get the most out of the film. And yet, the movie should be among the biggest grossing, most popular "disaster blockbuster" movies of all times, because it tells the true story of how we actually came within a hair's breadth in October 2008 of a global financial and economic meltdown that would have initiated a new Great Depression, one far worse, and decades longer, than the original in the 1930s, a genuinely, apocalyptic catastrophe of biblical dimensions. And it was an entirely man-made crisis, made by many of the persons depicted in this film, who rallied in the clinch to pull us back from the brink with only hours to spare. Ideally, screening this picture (and reading the book) would educate, anger and galvanize the public into demanding that their political and economic leaders take action to ensure that we never run such a dire risk of disaster and destruction again.

In short, Too Big to Fail is a high quality, serious movie, but it's also as thrilling and scary as the trashy disaster entertainment classics, like The Poseidon Adventure, and much better acted and better made. Well worth seeing, but you'll probably have to watch it on a DVD or Blu-ray disc, rather than see it on commercial TV channels.
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DVD arrived in good condition. I really think some of the re-enactments were sugar coated; I don't believe that some of the players in real life, were as altruistic as shown. The big boys are in it for the big bucks...and nothing more. Still, it was well played by some very good actors
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If Washington paid any attention to this movie, there would be a few in jail. The whole 2008 crisis was a sad time for investors while the crooks got away with millions. Only In America.
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