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A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Jeremy Irons has an Oscar. Kevin Spacey has two Oscars. J.C. Chandor will have one very soon if he continues to deliver anything as good as this and All Is Lost.
Gotta give WOLF OF WALL STREET some credit - it gave me an appetite for entertainment about The Street and its denizens that was left mostly unsatisfied by Scorsese's film. I've been reading LIAR'S POKER - Michael Lewis's fantastic account of the rise and fall of Solomon Brothers in the late 80s. And then last night I finally caught up with the excellent MARGIN CALL. I guess one of my primary gripes with WOWS was my lack of interest in spending time with its characters and their antics, while also still being interested in the mechanics of their operation. MARGIN CALL is all mechanics. Thrillingly so. Maybe even more of a gut punch a couple years later, as the stock market recovers and we start to forget our rage at these gamblers as they start to line our purses again. As if anything has changed.
Margin Call is one of the better fictional films about the economic crisis. In fact, with the competition being so inept (see The Company Men for proof of this) it could well be the best. Rather than chronicling the collapse from the perspective of the average man on the street it takes the braver position of showing how it impacted on the investment bankers that were part of the problem. Considering most people want to lynch these irresponsible number pushers it is interesting to see writer-director, J.C. Chandor, wanting to humanise society’s new public enemy number one.
For the most part he does a good job showing how their lack of foresight brought down the entire house of cards. Over…
GET FIRED , IT'S LIKE ...
... Is like ... losing everything and anything that makes you get rich, will lean cows and the milk they are spouting sour and no longer make you richer, and the flesh has rotted and no longer has the to drink or eat, and times of plenty is over. And their horses were killed, mangled, butchered, and disappeared from their thick and steady hands. And not only their horses disappeared from their properties, and pigs; fat and rosy creatures too, and his hands have lost their strength to tie them. Because there's nothing left for you. You are weak and powerless.
And, if you have no more to claim will not be your patience,…
This is one of those movies where everyone calls flawless but I think it's well done on a acting and directing point of view, but I do think it's a bit overrated in my opinion.
The story to Margin Call takes place in 2008 as a tense action as we follow one 24-hour period at an investment bank just before the financial crisis hits.
Margin Call is a movie that I thought was alright. I do think the movie is well acted and nicely written, but to me the movie is a slow burn and I just don't think it's brilliant as people thought it was. It's not a bad film but I don't think it's a great film, just alright in my opinion.
When the shit hit the fan for the banking industry back in 2007 very few people outside the corridors of investment banking really gave a shit. That changed considerably when the fallout affected everyone from the man in the street to wealthy executives. The monumental fuck-ups of these overpaid, bonus obsessed scumbags changed the world...forever.
A fictitious Wall Street investment bank going through a tough time discovers that certain parameters that control the volatile trading limits have been breached and that a critical meltdown of their company is imminent. As complex models of the company's financial stability show serious problems, especially in their mortgage and risk departments, it appears their mountain of toxic debt is going to bury them. 2:00am…
Margin Call's ensemble of major actors and ambiguous-sounding technical dialogue will distract you from its biggest shortcomings: there's little humor or detail about the lives of these characters outside of work. The movie backtracks on itself several times to make sure you're keeping up. Jeremy Irons is a sneering villain again, just in a suit this time. Only Kevin Spacey's character faces a significant dilemma.
Though Margin Call sympathizes with bankers on the inside, their dialogue makes the standard liberal critique of Wall Street for us. Apart from Paul Bettany's speech there's no attempt to take it any further than that.
At best, Chandor's movie depicts a group of people who only know how to obey numbers on a screen…
Esta interesante la trama, pero no me llegue a interesar mucho por los personajes, que lloraban por perder sus trabajos, cuando son una bola de ricachones o chavos que te están diciendo que no les va mal, tienen lana, pero este trabajo significa todo para ellos, pffff!!
A true ensemble piece, Margin Call thrives on the wealth of immense talent it assembles onscreen. While there's not a lacklustre performance in sight, there is some great work from Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, and particularly Paul Bettany, who steals every scene he's in. Debutant director J.C. Chandor acquits himself well, bringing to life his own Oscar-nominated screenplay in a tense, tightly-scripted film that only suffers from feeling a little too 'small-scale' in the end.
This is a gripping, thought-provoking drama with a very careful pace and an intelligent script sustained on a sharp cast and compelling dialogue. A fascinating story depicting with acute realism the 24 hours prior to the financial crisis of 2008 at an investment firm.
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This was nicely composed but like... I don't care bout all these white people...
Eleven Days Without Dissolve
It looks as though The Other Guys will remain the premiere film to critique the seediness of big business practices and the money-grubbing buffoonery behind the Global Financial Crisis (and I’m only half-joking). Margin Call? An intermittently engaging series of well-acted board meetings.
The film boasts a damn fine concept – twenty-four hours within a fictional financial institution as it mulls over some damning (yet to them, somewhat unsurprising) information and their next, reactionary course of action, implied and suggested to be representative of the business practices that caused the GFC – but then proceeds to use this goldmine as the foundation for a frequently flaccid, and only very occasionally incisive look at this little seen,…
Well told and well directed.
This is the classic example of a story that is best left as journalistic reportage, because as a movie, it's about two hours of a bunch of dudes (and Demi Moore) sitting around going "Oh shit. We're totally fucked."
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