• Rosp

    ★★★½ Added by Rosp

    Nota = 7,5


  • Benjamin Devasir

    ★★★★½ Watched by Benjamin Devasir 20 Jun, 2015 1

    With J.C. Chandor producing such amazing pieces with this and All is Lost, I honestly believe he could become one of the best writer / director combinations of his generation.


  • Adamantius

    ★★★½ Watched by Adamantius 02 Mar, 2013

    A serious look at how the financial crash of 2007 might have taken place in an investment firm. It covers the day and night when an employee discovers that the math of the firm's books has been mistaken. It covers a wide view of different moral reactions to the discovery. It includes solid acting and storytelling but there are no big revelations or anything too memorable.


  • tburnham

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by tburnham 30 Apr, 2015

    A film that is quite small but digs in and digs in and digs in. Smart, stylish, sleek, fast, and brilliantly executed.


  • Matthew L. Brady

    ★★★ Watched by Matthew L. Brady 13 Jun, 2015 2

    This is one of those movies where everyone calls flawless but I think it's well done on a acting and directing point of view, but I do think it's a bit overrated in my opinion.

    The story to Margin Call takes place in 2008 as a tense action as we follow one 24-hour period at an investment bank just before the financial crisis hits.

    Margin Call is a movie that I thought was alright. I do think the movie is…


  • Si Sharp

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Si Sharp 09 Jun, 2015

    Lost none of its power second time round and I only watched this in October. That said, I watched it with my son and he wanted me to tell him about the financial crisis. Eventually I had to explain that no-one understands the financial crisis and it doesn't matter, you just have to understand what motivated it, what the repercussions were and something something money isn't real something something.

    By the way, next time you watch this, take notice of…


  • JPC

    ★★★½ Watched by JPC 08 Jun, 2015

    Extremadamente contenida pero a su vez intensa, llena de naturalidad y en ese difícil punto de equilibrio entre la sobrecarga de jerga financiera y el exceso de explicaciones en el que es fácil caer dando por hecho la ignorancia del espectador, algo que suele minar la credibilidad de muchas películas.


  • James McAllister

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by James McAllister 08 Jun, 2015

    Potent and powerful, 'Margin Call' is a pragmatic parable about the poisonous power of money. Much of its command lies in J.C. Chandor's clever approach to film making, which strips away any excess filmic fat in order to feast on the film's flesh. There's little to no back story or character development, and yet that matters little; the setting immediately registers with you. The environment Chandor creates is a cold & calculating one that's inhabited by a pack of slimy sales…


  • John Mylo

    ★★★ Watched by John Mylo 01 Jun, 2015

    making this stuff entertaining is an achievement


  • Tom Prankerd

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tom Prankerd 05 Jun, 2015

    Riveting characterisation, thoughful performances and a driving script turn reams of Wall Street jargon into powerful thriller material as the rug is pulled out from underneath an investment bank. Scapegoats are sacrificed but the most striking thing is the almost abstract approach to money. The almost dismissive attitude of Jeremy Irons' wonderful John Tuld stands out as he begins planning how the company will benefit tomorrow from the very crash its' irresponsibility causes in the present.


  • Rory M

    ★★★½ Watched by Rory M 02 Jun, 2015

    Margin Call is surprisingly effective at ratcheting up the tension as the financial world stands on the brink of melt down. Bankers and Wall Street traders are often accused of being heartless, only looking to line their wallets, that's definitely the image portrayed of the profession here.

    A young up incomer within a large firm discovers that a market crash is inevitable and thus the higher ups within the firm spend a long evening attempting to find a way to…


  • Gaz Elliott

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Gaz Elliott 31 May, 2015

    Writer/director J. C. Chandor's directorial debut with an all-star cast including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci & Paul Bettany.
    The film brilliantly portrays the working lives of a group of investment bankers during the company's troubled time over a 24 hour period. They go through an initial culling process & reduction in headcount to a massive overhaul of the company's projections which show that forecasted losses are greater than the firm's net worth. Huge managerial decisions are required from the very top level.
    Compelling stuff.