Maxed Out

An absorbing, scary documentary.
- William Arnold, Seattle PostIntelligencer
[An] exposé of usurious banking practices examines why the most vulnerable segment of society is victimized by the lending industry and finds a simple answer: It?s obscenely profitable.
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
A riveting, amusing, enlightening and emotionally affecting!
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Intelligent, informative and unusually entertaining!
- Joe Leydon, Variety
Scathing... reveals the tragic side of Americas debt.
- Jessica Bennett, Newsweek
Scurlock does well to counter the more dire aspects of the film with a razor-sharp sense of humor.
- Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
The hair-raising story of a country up to its eyeballs in credit-card debt.
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine


Maxed Out takes viewers on a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. With coverage that spans from small American towns all the way to the White House, the film shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and tells us why the poor are getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer. Hilarious, shocking and incisive, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: English
Genre: Documentary
Durée: 90 min.
Année: 2006


Un film de
James D. Scurlock