MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 2,395 this week

Too Big to Fail (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 May 2011 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 8,355 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 20 critic

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 01 Dec 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
OWS
a list of 21 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011)

Too Big to Fail (TV Movie 2011) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Too Big to Fail.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sunset Limited (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones
The Newsroom (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.
Suits (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
The Americans (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor
Ray Donovan (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in LA, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Devon Bagby, Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson
American Horror Story (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, and a carnival.

Stars: Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe
Person of Interest (TV Series 2011)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A former CIA operative is recruited by an enigmatic billionaire to prevent violent crimes.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Masters of Sex (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin FitzGerald
United I (2011)
Drama | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Strong
Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt
The Girl (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton
Awake (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream?

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Director: George Clooney
Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Joe Gregory
...
...
Christal West
...
Erin Callan
...
...
Neel Kashkari
...
Michele Davis
...
...
...
Beau Baxter ...
Skip McGee
...
Investment Banker
Erin Burnett ...
Herself
...
Edit

Storyline

A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Big to Fail  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Michele Davis: I hate to do this right now, but I'm going to have to have a press call first thing, and I don't know what I'm going to tell them.
Jim Wilkinson: Okay, here's how you explain it. Wall Street started bundling home loans together - mortgage-backed securities - and selling slices of those bundles to investors, and they were making big money. So they started pushing the lenders saying, come on, we need more loans.
Henry Paulson: The lenders had already given loans to borrowers with good credit, so they go bottom feeding, they ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Follows Inside Job (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Accurate Portrayal of our Economic Condition
29 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a Real Estate Broker watching this movie, I felt all my beliefs on the subject matter of our current economic failings confirmed. The movie connects the dots and portrays accurately how big money is managed by big people. The little guy actually has no say at all and is just along for the ride. One also sees how fragile everything is if it doesn't work properly. One has thoughts of returning to farming and hunting and living in a nice cabin as a sure thing in these uncertain economic, misrepresented times. Also, our friends the Saudis are no where to be found in this movie which desperately searches for bail-out money. Trillions sit in the middle east frozen for fear of assinations if help is offered to USA is this commentors opinion...Excellent movie but no closure because we are still living in the problem....


23 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I cannot believe people are not outraged by what happened naxself
Americans citizens hurting American citizens? buckeyepride85
why did the markets stabilize in 2009 markoverholt-1
Hurt and Woods Cjrod3
Just saw this jczgal
Hank Paulson is not a Hero! rubbersoul-1
Discuss Too Big to Fail (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?