FREAKONOMICS is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years

Produced by Green Film Company and distributed by Magnolia Pictures, Freakonomics features a dream team of Academy Award® and Sundance Film Festival winning directors and will be distributed across all platforms in a concentrated timeframe.

The trailer for Freakonomics is now available at, along with other film details, theater screening schedule, and resources for purchasing movie tickets online. The film will be screened in advance of the 10/1 theatrical release in select cities across the country-please let me know if you are interested in attending a screening and I can put you in touch with the appropriate contacts. Also, Freakonomics will be available for download via iTunes on Friday (9/3), marking the first time Apple has partnered with a film in advance of its theatrical release.

Category: Weekend

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

3 Responses to “Freakonomics the Movie (Trailer)”

  1. diogeron says:

    @atswimtwobirds Says

    Kudos for that post. I very much enjoyed both books, but was astounded at the simple errors the authors made in the section on climate change. Now, we shall see if they have the integrity of real scientists and after considering the evidence, will change their mind and admit they were mistaken. After all, that’s the kind of epistemological approach that any purported scientist would take. All of this, of course, presumes that the authors actually view economics as a real science, or at least that scientific approaches to research are better than any alternatives.

    On the other hand (as the economists would say), consider this quote from Judge Richard Posner’s new book that was sent to me by a friend (a retired academic) the other day: “I have been moved to criticize a number of economists in this book because there has been so little self-criticism by economists–a bad sign.”