Margin Call Reviews

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January 10, 2012
Chandor proffers a cross-section of a Lehman Brothers-esque company as the realisation dawns that sub-prime speculation has brought the market to an ominous tipping point.
November 29, 2011
Carefully crafted performances and taut pacing carry the day.
November 11, 2011
Topical drama about the financial crisis lacks the visceral punch to grab an audience.
November 11, 2011
A methodical, coolly absorbing boardroom thriller.
November 11, 2011
Spacey is mesmerizing as Sam, a weary, aging lion losing his appetite for antelope. And Irons plays the villain with magisterial ease.
November 11, 2011
It's a realistic take on what happens when high-flying money speculators suddenly hit ground. It's also a great calling card for J.C. Chandor, the writer/director making his feature debut.
February 8, 2019
Margin Call is worth seeing for its cast and for its intentions, but it's easy to imagine how the whole thing could have been done better.
January 5, 2019
Not only does it offer no new insights into an issue everyone needs to understand; it's also about as enthralling as watching an investment banker pace his office all day while alternately talking and yelling into the telephone glued onto his ear.
December 21, 2018
Vague on details regarding the company or the reasons for its impending demise, the film is far more meticulous in painting the possible final hours for this company that unfolds almost like a reverse werewolf tale.
September 14, 2018
Positively devastating.
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