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Margin Call Reviews

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Dan Jardine

Margin Call is Wall Street for now. That a sexy Gordon Gekko-type villain is no longer anywhere to be found shows just how much worse things really are today.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 76/100

March 17, 2014
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A well-told and credible look at the economic collapse from the perspective of one company's employees.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Will Leitch

Gets the little details right, the way everyone is one bad week away from being homeless, the way you can have a conversation with a colleague with the cleaning lady standing in between you and no one will ever even acknowledge that she's there.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

A Wall Street version of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' in which the weak are whisked aside and the alpha dogs stick around long enough to fill their pockets with millions of other people's money.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

May 26, 2013
Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered

In Margin Call, first time writer-director JC Chandor creates a humanizing insight into the lives of the bankers who discovered the fall of the economy.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

February 11, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Maybe the financial collapse went down something like this...

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

December 31, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Wily humor and sly observations about the lives of these high rollers are the highlights... It's when those give way to issues of morality that the film disappoints, just a little...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 13, 2012
Keir Roper-Caldbeck
The Skinny

At times, the film becomes just a series of static, over-determined conversations held in lofty offices and gleaming toilets.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 3/5

November 8, 2012

Margin Call can't beat the street, missing the mark in a major way given the massive expectations.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C-

October 22, 2012
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Es casi imposible identificarse con alguno de los personajes. Y el director y guionista lo sabe, por eso dota a su ópera prima de una tensión propia de un thriller, y de una mirada cínica y desencantada.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2012
Matt Glasby

This is Chandor's triumph, and marks him out as someone to keep an eye on in the future.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

May 10, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Margin Call's a tightly scripted, intensely acted, skillfully directed, character piece that illuminates the depths of moral and ethical corruption at the epicentre of western capitalist society.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Intelligently written and brilliantly portrayed, Margin Call delves into the belly of the beast where consequence is given no conscious and the line between good vs evil is blurred amongst a sea of numbers.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2012
Don Groves

Taut Wall Street drama takes an inside look at financial and human meltdown.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 13, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

With a script void of shouting matches and preachy monologues, J.C. Chandor makes the brave decision not to demonise these characters.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A

March 12, 2012
Simon Miraudo

[It] gives us villains that, rather than being sympathetic, are well-argued and reasonable. It gives us heroes that, whilst idealistic, make immoral choices for their own betterment. Margin Call is complex, fury-inspiring, and thoughtful.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

What makes it engaging is that the Oscar nominated screenplay explores the people who make the decisions from a moral point of view. And finds them wanting.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 11, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's a fascinating film that reveals much about its characters and provides food for thought for all of us who live in a capitalist society. Greed may be good for the avaricious but it's sure as hell ugly when it comes at any cost

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 11, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Smart, sharp and dark, J C Chandor's ensemble drama - eliciting defined, defiant performances from an A-grade cast - summons the spirit of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

March 11, 2012
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Chandor underplays the human drama and the anonymity of the Wall Street office building so much it risks slipping into doldrums, but the stakes are too great and the actors too sharp to let that happen.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

February 19, 2012
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