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Year
2011
Runtime
107 min.
Director
J.C. Chandor
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
88,028
Checks
4,986
Favs
259
Dislikes
44
Favs/checks
5.2% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Life as Fiction's avatar

    Life as Fiction

    Have we come this far in cinema? Can we actually approach Wall Street without caricaturing it? Chandor's one-night-before-the-crisis take of a fictional Bear Stearns-wannabe is a giant step in filmmaking. Finally, we have a thoughtful, deliberate film about the crisis without condescension or a moral high-ground. ••• 7 years 3 months ago
  2. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    More than anything, Margin Call captures a feeling: That feeling of helplessness against the tyranny of Wall Street and its pursuit of profit at any cost, the feeling of displeasure that the higher-ups with a conscience feel in executing the plan they know will bring so much pain, and the feeling of being a good person caught up in a bad game.

    Jeremy Irons is pitch-perfect as the closest thing the film has to a villain - a true delight to watch, especially as he goes toe-to-toe with the remarkable Kevin Spacey who likewise turns in a notable performance.

    Unfortunately, the film, while excellent, offers little in the way of solution other than to question the value of high-stakes economics and, as such, feels, ultimately, like a sad reminder of the great con artist Wall Street has become. This is a film filled with great performances and is at times mesmerizing. However, it, strangely enough, leaves little for the audience to chew over other than a vague sense of having been chewed over itself by the corrupt morals of the super-rich.
    7 years ago
  3. MrDoog's avatar

    MrDoog

    Loved this one

    Great cast, great writing and superb direction. You wouldn't think it was possible for a film depicting wall street investment bankers to be so compelling but this film really hits the spot.
    4 years ago
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