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Freakonomics

3

A fascinating and fun look at the world of economics

Freakonomics

The poster boys and girls of the pop-doc generation (Morgan Spurlock, King Of Kong’s Seth Gordon and Jesus Camp’s Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing) transpose economist Steven Levitt and journo Stephen J. Dubner’s bestselling collection of essays to the screen, with mixed results.

While diverting vignettes ignite some fascinating topics – bribing kids to get good grades – and employ smart visual tricks to deliver reams of data, they lack the depth of the original.

Though if you haven’t read the book, this is ideal for late-night cramming...
 

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: February 7th 2011
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