The Big Short

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Finance dramedy turns complex ideas into gripping cinema.

R 2015 130 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 13+

I don’t get bothered by consumerism but if you do and it really ticks you off, I would recommend not seeing this movie if you get bothered by it don’t get bothered by consumerism, I just put too much consumerism so if you do then to know that sort of thing before you watch it, there’s a lot of educational value in this as it follows 3 men who profited from the real estate market collapse and they were the first to predict it and how the big banks at this time tried to cover it up and acted fraudulent and it takes a closer in-depth look into this and great messages about that there’s always opportunities for those willing to look for them, although kids probably won’t be interested in it I was but I am not like most kids, as for sex there’s a 2 scenes that take place in strip clubs that feature topless half naked women but no graphic on screen sex it did have a lot of swearing more than expected when I watched it mostly f**k, s**t, a*****e with 74 Uses of F**k, 50 Uses of S**t, 7 Uses of A*s

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 14+

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