• Matt Thomas

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Thomas 15 Oct, 2014

    An excellently constructed drama which doesn't rely on the dramatic. Measured performances all round (even from Irons) help paint a topical story with believable characters that you can relate to.

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  • Carlos

    ★★★★ Added by Carlos

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  • Marcello

    ★★★★ Watched by Marcello 30 Sep, 2014

    Even if you don't understand what the fuss is all about in this movie (and I didn't entirely) it's really catchy. And the acting is brilliant.

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  • Hannah Watts

    ★★★★ Watched by Hannah Watts 10 Oct, 2014

    Pretty damn exciting for a film about men standing around arguing about finance and risk management.

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  • Si Sharp

    ★★★★★ Watched by Si Sharp 09 Oct, 2014 2

    Absolutely riveting drama about a fictional financial firm at the precipice before the very real financial meltdown, but in essence this is a disaster movie with all the characters you'd expect and more- a brilliant script and the cast it deserves. With a disaster which feels completely real and with repercussions far greater than a burning building.

    Films like Airport or The Day Before Tomorrow derive their drama from the inevitability of the looming fate laid out in the title…

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  • Jay

    ★★★ Watched by Jay 10 Oct, 2014 2

    Director: J.C. Chandor
    Screenwriter: J.C. Chandor
    Based on by
    Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Demi Moore & Stanley Tucci
    Runtime: 107 min // Certificate: 15

    I’ve always argued that one of the most fascinating things about the recent financial crash is how slow culture – whether it be film, music, television or literature – was to react to it. In the 1980s, when unemployment was through the roof and society was changing at…

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  • Rob Samuelson

    ★★★½ Watched by Rob Samuelson 10 Oct, 2014

    The 2008 financial crash turns out to be a pretty riveting drama. Writer-Director J.C. Chandor, who directed last year's All Is Lost, makes his debut here with a claustrophobic -- whether by design or by budgetary constraints -- tale about one financial firm trying to dig its way out of reckless mistakes in the course of two long days.

    Chandor does some intriguing things, particularly juxtaposing these high powered traders with the after hours cleaning staff, who may as well…

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 08 Jan, 2013

    Rating: B

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  • Chopperfireball

    ★★★½ Watched by Chopperfireball 05 Oct, 2014

    Paul Bettany's accent was very distracting. Most of the time he was speaking in his normal estuary English, but periodically he'd break into an appalling cod-American twang.

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  • Jonathan Gadd

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jonathan Gadd 04 Oct, 2014

    Brutally effective

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  • Declan

    ★★★½ Watched by Declan 28 Sep, 2014

    A slick debut from JC Chandor, as he attempts to encapsulate in 100 mins the situation on Wall Street that brought about the global economic collapse in 2008. The alarming thing is that he is able to do so - could something so complex and far-reaching actually boil down to just a few decisions based on sums in a spreadsheet? Apparently so. With admirable economy, the chain of events is mapped out over a 36-hour period in accessible dialogue from…

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  • jlwbrinson

    ★★★★ Added by jlwbrinson

    I could not have been more surprised about how much I enjoyed this movie. Though I think the idea of a company realizing and deciding to exit its MBS products all in one night is a bit 'Hollywood', it still is an excellent movie because of the realism of the bank setting and because of the performances.

    It is impressive to see the realistic bank setting that is created in the movie:
    1. The realistic office setting. NYC high-rise, but…

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