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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,…
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…
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.
Capitalist mathematics at its finest,
The director of this movie makes his plots too long - this is a good movie, but many sequences are simply too long - besides the fact that Demi Moore isn't in good shape!
He did also ' a most violent year' and that too was a mediocre movie - good but too long - 'All is lost' on the contrary was a very good movie , but that's also because Redford was in it.
The only reason that they all get to continue living like kings is cause we got our fingers on the scales in their favor.
I take my hand off and then the whole world gets really fuckin' fair really fuckin' quickly and nobody actually wants that. They say they do but they don't.
A film about the early stages of the economic crisis of this century. If you're interested in all that, finance talk, power plays, then this one is probably one of the closest to reality and will be enjoyable. If you have no interest in this topic at all, or Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons, you're not going to enjoy this one bit. Me personally, I wasn't hooked immediatly after the first act but some of the characters made it interesting to keep following and getting more interested in the situation. I'm not sure how well this represents the truth or realistic events, but it is a very interesting point of view to witness the consequences and origins of the economic crisis from. So, not recommended for the most of us, but still well made and intriguing just looking at the tension building between some of the characters. Dialogues were a bit off though, but the acting was pretty solid.
wants to be better than it is, but still an interesting meditation on the issues surrounding what led up to the economic crisis in 2008/2009
Hate this film. waste of time
The initial exposé takes a little while, but from the moment Jeremy Irons appears on screen, the movie kicks into a higher gear. Solid performances, although it sometimes feels more like a collage of a bunch of great scenes, because of the lack of a true protagonist. Good reminder about what kind of shithole modern day banking has become.
A great cast for an average, classical drama...outstanding performances by Stanley Tucci and Jeremy Irons
schweißnase handabdrücke auf polierten konferenztischen.
weiße knöchel - zu viel druck.
zahlenwirrwarr im finanzdschungel.
macheten helfen hier wenig - oder vielleicht doch.
seine risiken kennen.
der hai sein im übervorteilungsbecken.
der erste sein.
speziell, wenn alle die danach kommen die letzten sind.
für die message 'jeder ist sich selbst der nächste', hätte es diesen
film nicht gebraucht.
dröge und unausgegoren.
of pulling an all-nighter and shady exit strategies.
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