• Conor Davenport

    Watched by Conor Davenport 06 Feb, 2016

    After the greed and the Wall Street evil fades, all we're left with is the thought that normal people are the real schmucks. Fuck normal people.

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  • Joe Bonelli

    ★★½ Watched by Joe Bonelli 06 Feb, 2016

    Penn Badgley's acting career crashed as hard as the economy did.

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  • Paul Cryer

    ★★★½ Watched by Paul Cryer 04 Feb, 2016

    Great cast in a decent fictional telling of the start of the 2008 crash from the point of the investment bankers. Workman like direction but the cast, story and script work well.

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  • 61gabester

    ★★★★ Watched by 61gabester 03 Feb, 2016

    I've seen each of JC Chandor's films and they're each uniquely great. This one provided the alternate angle to The Big Short rather nicely and it was very enjoyable, given what I'd wanted out of it.

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  • WillumsFillum

    ★★★★ Watched by WillumsFillum 31 Jan, 2016

    This tight thriller set in the hours leading up to the 2008 financial collapse works well thanks to a gripping story and excellent ensemble cast.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by bulletproofQpid 30 Jan, 2016

    "Jesus, Seth. Listen, if you really wanna do this with your life you have to believe you're necessary and you are. People wanna live like this in their cars and big fuckin' houses they can't even pay for, then you're necessary. 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…

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  • cam

    ★★★★★ Added by cam 1

    This is my first Letterboxd review and while I'm aware this sort of reviewing is reserved for movies watched for the first time, I couldn't help but make my first review about one I began back in October of 2015 and finally finished this January.

    I knew absolutely nothing about Margin Call or its director, J.C. Chandor, until a good friend of mine introduced it to me on social media. I began doing my homework of the movie, its well-known…

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  • Max Oxley

    ★★★ Watched by Max Oxley 29 Jan, 2016

    I went in expecting this to be a drier, understated version of The Big Short, but actually... wait, yeah. That's precisely what it is. Good job, Max, buddy. It's truly bizarre seeing Zachary Quinto just portray some guy with a normal, human job.

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  • Paddy-Joe

    ★★★½ Watched by Paddy-Joe 29 Jan, 2016

    A solid film that is much more interesting than the poster or name would indicate. The level of acting especially from Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons makes a griping film out of what is basically a secession of people looking at screens and then having meetings. It might be said that the film over simplifies the financial crash but I feel that boiling it down to the events of one night and how a handful of people experienced it gives…

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  • Threepwood

    Watched by Threepwood 28 Jan, 2016

    ... zzZZzzz ...

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  • Matt Abbott

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Abbott 24 Jan, 2016

    After The Big Short I thought I'd follow up with this, because apparently I like being angry at the world. J.C. Chandor's first film is worryingly assured: the script is extremely smart, never slipping into exposition or overly complicated dialogue, and the cast all give great performances full of actual emotion and subtle nuances. I like how seductive the film is too, mostly through the lighting and the production design. This lifestyle and career might seem appealing - characters are constantly talking about how much they earn - as long as you don't stop to think about the consequences of it all.

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  • samarthbhaskar

    ★★★★ Rewatched by samarthbhaskar 23 Jan, 2016

    Margin Call is a film about the financial crisis that takes a big risk, focuses only on one night, only on one firm, only on a handful of key players. It hardly mentions the millions of American people who were affected by the actions of these characters. For many this would be a disqualifying choice - how can you make a film about a housing crisis that doesn't show a single middle-American home owner, a single blue collar job lost,…

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