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Margin Call Reviews

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May 21, 2018
Dam good, phenomenal acting!
½ April 29, 2018
The idea that the stock brokers and bankers who engineered the crash were angsting about destroying the lives of millions is laughable.

This is nothing but a stock broker finance industry circle jerk, pretending they aren't evil bastards deep in their soul.
March 7, 2018
If you want to see one movie about the crash of 2008, this is the one! Forget Too Big To Fail and that other Steve Carell one, The Big Short. Those movies pale in comparison to this one. Compelling all the way through.
February 27, 2018
Strengths: The thing that originally drew me to this film was the cast. Talented folks like Kevin Spacey (Sam Rogers), Zachary Quinto (Peter Sullivan), and Stanley Tucci (Eric Dale) line this movie. They're so good, you can't help but be drawn to the screen when they're on, even if the subject matter isn't great. There was a realism about the film that spoke to me. It was the kind of thing that you cold totally see happening in real life. The tension is kept high, despite there being no real action in the movie. It's all about the high stakes and the performances to make this a gripping tale.

Weaknesses: It can definitely be a hard movie to understand. The terminology used throughout is rough to pick up. There are several moments when the characters literally ask for things to be explained in laments terms, and it still doesn't come across too smoothly. Some of the cast felt like they didn't have much to work with, like Demi Moore (Sarah Robertson) and Tucci. I also didn't find much of a need for Penn Badgley (Seth Bregman). He was fine in his role, but it felt like his character was ultimately pointless.

Overall: This reminded me a lot of The Big Short, except it wasn't as good. That doesn't mean this was bad, as I rather enjoyed it. There was some good drama and strong performances that made a relatively confusing story into an intriguing film.
January 22, 2018
it is so cool and sad and interesting and you want more.....
someone who is really interested in financial crisis, this is rather important movie with amazing cast
½ November 7, 2017
Taut and actually surprisingly not far off realism - a great film anchored by great performances
October 7, 2017
Too many difficult words. This is a horror movie that is our real world ><
½ March 18, 2017
This was awesome. Better than Wolf of Wall Street. Better than that movie with Batman in it about Wall Street. It was great!
March 2, 2017
Watch The Big Short before hand to make sure you understand the context. Great Film
February 19, 2017
An interesting movie with Spacey as brilliant as ever but would have liked plot to have developed further
½ February 12, 2017
Very good movie with an ensemble (kind of white) cast. The pace is quite slow.
½ February 8, 2017
Second best dog burial scene in cinematic history.
Super Reviewer
December 19, 2016
Chandor creates a gripping and intelligent drama that relies on a careful pace, a very sharp ensemble cast and constant first-rate dialogue to depict with a fascinating and acute realism the 24 hours prior to the financial crisis of 2008 at an investment firm.
½ November 25, 2016
ok. seemed to be quite slow paced.
½ November 14, 2016
Margin Call is a good business thriller. It keeps tension high with peoples jobs on the line and the future of a company in jeopardy. The performances are all top notch across the board. Jeremy Irons steals the show with his cold, demeanor. Kevin Spacey is good as always and Paul Bettany is great as well. Unfortunately the subject matter just doesn't grasp me and keep me interested. It reminded me of the Big Short, its just really hard for me to stay interested. Still a solid watch.
October 2, 2016
oh, puh-leeze. Could have been fabulous except for the lame script, lame storyline, lame character development.
August 16, 2016
É surpreendente que um filme baseado nos momentos que antecederam a crise financeira de 2008 possa ser tão eletrizante. "Margin Call" traz um elenco em ótima forma e o roteiro (indicado ao Oscar 2012) constrói um cenário apocalíptico do tema, evidenciando a sensação do desastre que está por acontecer. Muito bom!
½ August 14, 2016
It seems I've run into a few movies now focusing on the events of the 2008 stock crash, and they all focus on a different aspect of it. This one on the brokers I guess, to be honest I don't know their roles exactly, they sell insurance bundles or whatever. That my main issue with these movies, I don't know enough about what these people do or what their selling and how it can effect so much the economy. The movie overall is well done, it's scripted and shot well, and they do explain the situation well, expecting the audience may not know in full what is happening. I am one of those people. I do wish I understood it all better, as then this would be a very good movie. It's still interesting and actually gets your attention even though it's all talk and numbers and stuff, it's still and interesting watch, and Kevin Spacey's character and his acting make it all the more better. When combined with other movies The Big Short and 99 Homes it gives a good in film overview of the 2008 stock market drop. Overall it's good, not much feels like it's happening, but it's still interesting stuff even if you don't understand it, with some good acting, actors and script to back it all up.
½ August 12, 2016
GFC: Greedy F##king C##nts
½ July 19, 2016
This was very good. Fast-moving and kept my interest. I'd recommend even if you're not into financial subject matter.
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