• Colin

    ★★½ Watched by Colin 23 Jul, 2015

    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…


  • Alberto del Rio Medina

    ★★★ Watched by Alberto del Rio Medina 22 Jul, 2015

    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!!


  • Minty

    ★★★½ Watched by Minty 22 Jul, 2015

    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.


  • Junior Andrade

    ★★★★½ Watched by Junior Andrade 20 Jul, 2015

    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.


  • Rommel Cuellar

    ★★★★ Watched by Rommel Cuellar 19 Jul, 2015



  • reba

    ★★ Watched by reba 19 Jul, 2015

    This was nicely composed but like... I don't care bout all these white people...


  • pilotfish

    ★★½ Watched by pilotfish 19 Jul, 2015

    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…


  • Mathias Block

    ★★★ Watched by Mathias Block 23 Feb, 2015

    Well told and well directed.


  • Puke Larry

    ★★½ Watched by Puke Larry 17 Jul, 2015 2

    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."


  • Matthew Hodgkin

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Hodgkin 15 Jul, 2015

    Gripping and factually interesting but lacks detail. It wants to show the audience how bad this crash was but fails to inform us on any detail or put it into perspective.


  • Rhys Bowen Jones

    ★★★★ Added by Rhys Bowen Jones

    Remarkably entertaining for such a potentially dull subject matter. The film is largely without humour but only out of necessity; there's barely time to breathe, let alone crack jokes. This is a tense, very well made financial thriller with a stellar cast to boot. Except the guy called Seth who was, by the end, a waiter in a fancy suit.


  • Kurt Fabisch

    ★★★★ Watched by Kurt Fabisch 09 Jul, 2015

    "What you're telling me is that the music is about to stop and we're going to be left holding the biggest bag of odorous excrement ever assembled in the history of..... capitalism."

    JC Chandor's first film. I don't know how he wrangled this cast for his first movie, but it's pretty awesome.

    Except for one guy I didn't care for this is a great ensemble film about the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007.

    It reminded me of Moneyball…