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Margin Call Reviews

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February 19, 2012
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.
February 2, 2012
Strong acting props up this emotionless process film. It is like something David Mamet would make, slick and clever, but lacking in real feeling or drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2012
A commendably sober and even handed drama, that gives the much loathed bankers human faces (tethered to animal metaphors, notably fat cats and dead dogs), while noting the culture of profligacy and flippancy within which they operate.
January 26, 2012
Margin Call takes what could have been a complex and boring subject and serves it up as gripping entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 15, 2012
With the employment market such as it is, it's remarkable how 'of its time' Margin Call feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2012
It's a smart, entertaining film, and an impressive debut from the director.
January 13, 2012
Greed isn't merely good here, it's God; and He's about to smite His acolytes with blazing Old Testament relish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2012
A solid and serviceable financial thriller, shot in the washed out palate of currently trendy Scandinavian film and TV and with echoes of All The President's Men.
January 13, 2012
This is thriller, horror story and human drama in one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
It feels a little stagey, but this is the film Wall Street 2 should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
A shrewd and confident drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2012
It has intelligence and dry wit, but also a sly wink of designer trashiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
The claustrophobic, VDU-illuminated isolationism of the financial services industry is cleverly implied, as the central disaster is humanised by individual ones...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
Fine acting and sense of purpose, if occasionally a little too equivocal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2012
Like The Social Network it grippingly dramatizes a dry, seemingly impenetrable subject that has huge implications for the way we live.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2012
Margin Call is a compelling human drama that isn't just about numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2012
It's a slick, well-made film about a catastrophic set of events that were catastrophic to everybody but those who actually caused them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2012
Impressively directed and superbly acted, this is a surprisingly engaging, frequently tense and ultimately depressing drama that would play well alongside financial crisis documentary The Inside Job.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2012
A gripping, sophisticated, adrenaline-fuelled attempt at humanising today's folk devil, the banker ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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