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Margin Call Reviews

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October 20, 2017
Margin Call effectively portrays these masters of the universe as flawed folk who were just as ill-informed, unaware and ultimately scared of losing it all as the general public.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2017
The movie is about gamesmanship and ruthlessness and what it takes to find room at the top. And stay there.
February 12, 2016
... digs into the how and why of the market crash, not just in terms of economics but in the culture of Wall Street and the justifications that individuals tell themselves in order to follow the company line.
March 17, 2014
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 | Original Score: 76/100
June 30, 2013
A well-told and credible look at the economic collapse from the perspective of one company's employees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
May 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
February 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 8/10
December 31, 2012
Maybe the financial collapse went down something like this...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2012
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...
November 8, 2012
At times, the film becomes just a series of static, over-determined conversations held in lofty offices and gleaming toilets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2012
Margin Call can't beat the street, missing the mark in a major way given the massive expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2012
This is Chandor's triumph, and marks him out as someone to keep an eye on in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2012
Taut Wall Street drama takes an inside look at financial and human meltdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2012
With a script void of shouting matches and preachy monologues, J.C. Chandor makes the brave decision not to demonise these characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 12, 2012
[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 | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2012
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.
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