The Big Short

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown."

Overall Ranking: 776 (Rank from 2015: # 20)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 35.71%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 7.14%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown98 - Blending some of the best elements of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street and J. C. Chandor's Margin Call, the finance-themed comedy drama from Anchorman director Adam McKay serves up both irreverent humor and gut-wrenching drama in perfect doses.
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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Citizen Charlie97(full review)
Howard Schumann of Critical Movie Critics97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest92 - Entertaining and educational. Great cast, great performances. Should be required viewing.
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Bryan Lienesch88 - Adam McKay's first 'serious' film is a palpable entry.
Khalid Rafi86(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - McKay and co. burst some bubbles.
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Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10170
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine65.6 - The movie doesn't talk down to the audience. At times they use easily understood analogy devices involving celebrities to explain the finer points of the game - like cutting to The Wolf of Wall Street's Margo Robbie in a bathtub, drinking champagne to explain sub-prime loans. But basically you either catch up and get the gist or you don't, and I like that.
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Lisa Marie Bowman25 - Destined to be remembered as one of the worst films ever nominated for best picture.
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People Involved

  • Christian Bale (Michael Burry)
  • Steve Carell (Mark Baum)
  • Ryan Gosling (Jared Vennett)
  • Brad Pitt (Ben Rickert)
  • Finn Wittrock (Jamie Shipley)
  • John Magaro (Charlie Geller)
  • Melissa Leo (Georgia Hale)
  • Rafe Spall (Danny Moses)
  • Marisa Tomei (Cynthia Baum)
  • Tracy Letts (Lawrence Fields)
  • Max Greenfield (Mortgage Broker #1)
  • Billy Magnussen (Mortgage Broker #2)
  • Hamish Linklater (Porter Collins)
  • Byron Mann (Mr. Chau)
  • Al Sapienza (Dan Detone)
  • Jeremy Strong (Vinny Daniel)
  • Karen Gillan (Evie)
  • Margot Robbie (Herself)
  • Selena Gomez (Herself)
  • Anthony Bourdain (Himself)
  • Adepero Oduye (Kathy Tao)
  • Jeffry Griffin (Chris)
  • Lyle Brocato (Casey)
  • Tony Bentley (Bruce Miller)
  • (Director)