• Samuel Oliveira

    ★★ Watched by Samuel Oliveira 21 Apr, 2014

    Diferente do Lobo de Wall Street, este filme tenta explicar, com muitos termos difíceis, tanto que alguns falam: "in english please" ou algo do tipo "não fiquei rico sendo inteligente", um pouco, meio até que, brincando com o fato de economia ser um tema não tão acessível ou divertido. Mas a proposta é corajosa, resta paciência em tentar entender o filme e encarar o clima que ele popõe: pesado, entediado e soturno.

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  • Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    It may have happened something like this. "Margin Call" depicts the last night of good times on Wall Street, as a deadly certainty travels up the executive ladder at an investment firm: Disastrous speculation in the mortgage markets is leading to the firm's collapse. We can still recall those days in the summer of 2008, during the Obama-McCain campaign, when America seemed awash in prosperity, and the stock market was setting records. Then one firm after another was forced to…

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  • fatpie42

    ★★★★½ Watched by fatpie42 13 Mar, 2013

    The story of how the economic downturn happened is not being sensationalised here. While much of the background of the economic downturn must just have happened through companies reacting as the s**t hit the fan, there would definitely have been some organisations like this one who recognised that they were in trouble early on.

    Where we stand now, the worldwide economic downturn feels like something that can only be understood as happening over a long period of time. It doesn't…

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 19 Jan, 2012

    Well-acted, well-written, and surprisingly well-directed fictionalized take on the economic crash of 2008. It would be easy to dismiss this as merely a filmed play of sorts, just letting this impressive cast of thespians do their thing, but director Chandor films the whole thing with a kind of sleek modernism, reflecting the superficiality of the characters and their financial obsessions. Shot and cut digitally to complete the 21st century look, it’s the perfect kind of film for our uncertain times: sharp and clean on the surface, but troubling and unsettling underneath.

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  • The Briquette

    ★★★ Watched by The Briquette 20 Apr, 2014

    A decent financial thriller with a great cast. Unfortunately, despite the style and sense of urgent despair, the flat ending led this to be a disappointing affair.

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  • Thief12

    ★★★★ Watched by Thief12 17 Apr, 2014

    I don't know much about Wall Street and stocks, but dammit, if this film didn't make a thrill out of a bunch of meetings with executives. Finely acted by a damn fine cast (Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, etc.), tightly written and directed, the film chronicles a brief period that precludes the stock crash of 2007. The film lasts almost 2 hours, but it really went like a breeze.

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  • Suzanne Moses

    ★★★★★ Added by Suzanne Moses

    I hadn't heard anything about this movie before I picked it out from Netflix one day I was home sick. It's really wonderful and a good watch for anyone who has looked into, or is interested, in the crash.

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  • Jack McPherson

    ★★★½ Watched by Jack McPherson 16 Apr, 2014

    The Anti-Wolf of Wall Street. This seems destined to end up as a cult item due to its hardcore jargon and slow dirge like pace. Which is a shame as the financial crisis as a slow descent into hell may be the best angle from which to approach.

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  • Dominic Cobb

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dominic Cobb 05 Apr, 2014

    STORY 4/5
    WRITING 4.5/5
    ACTING 4.5/5
    MUSIC 4/5
    CINEMATOGRAPHY 4/5

    While it's slow, it's extremely well-written with an absolutely amazing cast. The cinematography is crisp and entertaining all by itself. Margin Call is a dark, intelligent, well-cast piece of art that easily bests J.C. Chandor's later work, All is Lost.

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  • Daniel O'Raw

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel O'Raw 01 Apr, 2014

    MONEY the film.

    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons were the stand outs.

    Some say that Kevin Spacey is still digging....

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  • Brendan Jones

    ★★★ Added by Brendan Jones

    Very well acted & makes an interesting story out of what is mostly just numbers & reports. Not great, but very good.
    Compare this one to The Social Network, Boiler Room & Glengarry Glen Ross.

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  • fordmadoxfraud

    ★★★½ Watched by fordmadoxfraud 31 Mar, 2014

    Huh. People are right. This IS one of the greatest Wall Street movies you'll ever see. This falls into the category of things I'd forgotten about long ago, and were just sitting in my torrent queue. It took me maybe a half hour to realize it was about the credit default swaps scandal. There's a pervasive dread and foreboding here that feels authentic and real. It's basically a less over-the-top Boiler Room, minus Vin Diesel.

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