• Joseph Manning

    ★★★★ Watched by Joseph Manning 23 Jul, 2016

    If The Big Short was the film that made me want to punch a banker, Margin Call is the one that made me want to take the banker home, give him/her a warm bowl of soup and a hug.

    Set over the course of 36 hours, the film tells the story of the people who saw the 2008 economic crash coming and used it for their gain. The film is excellent at establishing the feeling of impending doom, and the…

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  • james_martins

    ★★½ Watched by james_martins 19 Jul, 2016

    MARGIN CALL tells a similar story to the big short but isn't as exciting. I never felt emotionally invested into these characters and felt their conversations on what was happening were very general and broad. Overall a mediocre and boring film.

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  • karlrydholm

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by karlrydholm 16 Jul, 2016

    Bästa skildringen av finanskrisen på film kanske om Wall street överhuvudtaget. Jeremy Irons är fantastisk. Borde fått större genomslag. Mycket bättre och tätare än Wall street och Wolf of Wall street.

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  • Will Cundall

    ★★★ Watched by Will Cundall 12 Jul, 2016

    Margin Call was...interesting, but I must admit it didn't draw me in as much as I expected. Its not that I dislike this film which deals with the 07-08 financial crisis in a fictional Wall Street investment bank, but I never fully invested in the overall picture. Personality wise these are well fleshed out characters, in the pretty short running time you come to know them pretty well. I just didn't fully get into and fully feel some of the…

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  • Craig

    ★★★½ Watched by Craig 09 Jul, 2016

    Cynical Kevin Spacey is tiresome; Sappy Kevin Spacey is unconvincing. The best Kevin Spacey characters are like Jack Vincennes in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - ultimately trying to do the right thing without harboring any illusions. That MARGIN CALL features Spacey's strongest work since that film - almost 20 years - is largely because his veteran Wall Street broker is neither a cutthroat Gordon Gekko nor an idealistic Hal Halbrook: it grieves him not to do the right thing, but he's practical…

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  • alokusurmomak

    ★★★★ Rewatched by alokusurmomak 08 Jul, 2016

    Dobar film o pozadini ekonomske krize iz 2008. Spejsi i Ajrons sjajni.

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  • Jakob Holiday

    ★★★★ Watched by Jakob Holiday 09 Jul, 2016 3

    Yup, that boy J.C. can write the hell out of everyone & everything. I guess we could call him.... Jay-Z.

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  • Darren Carver-Balsiger

    ★★★★ Watched by Darren Carver-Balsiger 02 Jul, 2016

    The 2008 financial crisis is an interesting topic and Margin Call tells it in a slightly unconventional way: through the financial people who were right at the centre. The characters on screen do not suffer the same economic costs of the crisis that the poor did but their perspectives are important and valid. The cast is all exemplary and the writing and direction by J.C. Chandor generally very tight. The film is almost always interesting and watching the characters bring…

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  • István Judi

    ★★½ Watched by István Judi 12 Jun, 2016

    Mediocre

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  • Simon Brennan

    ★★★★ Watched by Simon Brennan 02 Jul, 2016

    Well acted film that tells a similar story to The Big Short.

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  • GenkiB

    ★★★ Watched by GenkiB 28 Dec, 2014

    This movie came out in 2011 and I so wish I saw it then. 2008 was a fucked up year for the economy and that’s what this movie is all about. Seeing it in 2014 feels a little too far removed from the pain ’08 caused. Oh, well…
    Watching this movie was a long time in the making. I had actually borrowed it from a library a year ago while I was on vacation visiting my parents and I was…

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  • Charan R

    ★★★★ Watched by Charan R 19 Jun, 2016

    Having watched the Big Short a couple nights ago, I (subconsciously) decided tonight was the night to watch Margin Call, without realizing that it was about the 2008 financial crisis. The two films couldn't be greater contrasts. The Big Short's snappy script, flashy cutaways to celebrity explanations and comedic aspirations couldn't be further away from this quiet, methodical yet gripping depiction of one firm's response to the realization that "we're all fucked". The two films do have one thing in…

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