• travis_bickle76

    ★★★½ Watched by travis_bickle76 28 Jul, 2014

    Based on a frantic 24 hrs at an investment bank prior to the financial disaster in 2008. Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany feature in a great ensemble cast. The story, very simple and acting to a high standard,very similar in style to Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by J.C Chandor who went on to direct the equally impressive 'All is Lost'.

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  • SleepyDino

    ★★★½ Watched by SleepyDino 03 Sep, 2013

    「黑心交易員的告白」
    7.5
    光靠演技,不管編、導、攝影、剪接,就值得了。

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  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★★ Added by sebastian_drogo

    Il debutto del regista che recentemente ha sbalordito
    con "All is lost" è qualcosa che fa il botto.
    Classico e moderno, tagliente e acuto, ci si rischia di
    ferire a maneggiarlo senza attenzione.
    Grandi interpretazioni: si comincia con Stanley Tucci,
    cupo e dolente come un messaggero del Fato, per arrivare a quella
    coppia di giganti che sono Kevin Spacey, straziato e spietato,
    disilluso e arrivista, e Jeremy Irons, anti-eroe di levatura
    shakespiriana, per cui "il denaro è quello che impedisce che
    ci ammazziamo per un po' di cibo".

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  • Tyler Rugh

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Tyler Rugh 28 Jul, 2014

    One of the best directorial debuts of the modern era.

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  • Dave Crewe

    ★★★½ Watched by Dave Crewe 08 Jul, 2014

    Margin Call seems like the perfect post-Wolf of Wall Street palate cleanser. Scorsese’s film wielded kinetic entertainment as provocation, presenting the unlimited excess of the American dream before turning the camera on the audience and insisting on their culpability.

    Margin Call isn’t on the same level, trading absurd hedonism for dry didacticism on the verge of the GFC. We get the same messages: our capitalist complicity in the inherent unfair market economy, defined by falseness – profits built on nothing.

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  • Brett the Wiese

    ★★★★ Watched by Brett the Wiese 23 Jul, 2014

    Curiously gripping economical thriller. Great performances all around, especially from Stanley Tucci and Spacey who kill it more than usual. Definitely worth a look if you have a thing for thrillers.

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  • stickybeak

    ★★★★ Watched by stickybeak 07 Jun, 2014

    The day the dog died.

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  • Robert Motherwell

    ★★★½ Added by Robert Motherwell

    Well made and compelling wall street thriller shines bright thanks to a wonderful cast. At times its seems to border on being preachy with its economic commentary but a well written script helps hold it all together and seem all the more real.
    Resolution and finale seem a tad overdone but the film manages to hold on to a strong resonance as the credits roll.

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  • Alex Leadbeater

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Leadbeater 21 Jul, 2014

    J. C. Chandor has got my attention. His first two films, with their fleshed out characters and emoting through performance rather than piano score make for some of the most unique filmmaking around today. I really hope he doesn't fuck his career up.

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Bill Shannon 03 Feb, 2012

    I found this to be pretty engrossing, and though it had that Glengarry/Wall Street vibe at times, it was never really derivative (coughBOILERROOMcough).

    I think what I liked most about the structure of the story was the way it introduced us to the lower-rung of the company, and then kept going up and up and up (literal, "boss levels," if you will), until you get to the Big Guy at the very top. As much as you think Kevin Spacey…

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  • edward

    ★★★★ Added by edward

    A great cast with splendid performances. The film is very intense and although it is about a company involved in the financial meltdown of 2008, it really is about much more. I particularly liked the way the film depicts the frightening absolute and ruthless power of the corporation over the lives of people that work there as well as the implications and ripples for everyone else.How those people get sucked in to the embrace, security and pleasures of what the…

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  • Justin Harrison

    ★★★½ Watched by Justin Harrison 21 Jun, 2014

    Between this and 2013's All is Lost J.C. Chandor seems to have a thing for stories about human survival in a hostile environment. But where All is Lost pitted one lone man against the whole of nature, Margin Call pits those on Wall Street against their own wrecking of the economy. It's a vicious, cynical picture - one where human goodness does exist but is ultimately trapped by a brutally cyclical system that requires relentless culling and ever-shifting situational ethics.…

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