Directed By
Adam McKay
Produced By
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Arnon Milchan
Brad Pitt
Screenplay By
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph
Based on
The Big Short
by Michael Lewis
Edited By
Hank Corwin
Barry Ackroyd
Music By
Nicholas Britell
Distributed By
United States
Release Date
November 12, 2015
(AFI Fest)
December 11, 2015
(United States)
130 minutes
Rating R.gif
$28 million

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam McKay. It is based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis. It stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. It was released on December 11, 2015, by Paramount Pictures.

Plot[edit | edit source]

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.

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On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 92%, based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 72 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews"

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