• Brad Siefert

    ★★★★★

    Everyone acts their asses off in this film. Each performances is 🔥. It's clear no one wants to be the one who f**ks this movie up so everyone continually steps their game up. I bought this film so I can watch it dozens more times. I can't believe this was someone's first full length feature. How is that even possible?

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  • JoshJurnovoy

    ★★★★½

    This movie is pretty dope. I don't know how else to put it. But to make a movie about a night before a figurative storm, where most of the movie is spent explaining how that storm is going to hit ahead of time, and have it be that captivating, is pretty impressive. I shouldn't be that surprised given that J.C. Chandor made talking about the heating-oil business captivating in A Most Violent year, but still. I guess this is more…

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  • Ricardo Trejo

    ★★★★

    "Remember this day, boys. Remember this day."

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  • Andrew Lewis

    ★★★½

    Part of the Great Recession cannon. These people actually exist. I liked the generic references to "the company" throughout.

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  • Taylor Bundy

    ★★★★★

    Wonderfully directed and written film--amazingly, a debut work to boot. I appreciated the cinematography of The Big Short, but hated its propagandist message. Here we have a similar story about colleagues at a firm (likely Lehman Brothers) discovering the shit has already hit their fan, and it'll soon be hitting the Wall Street fan... in other words, the story takes place when the 2008 financial crisis reared its head. It's remarkable how interesting this movie is—how the crisis slowly unravels,…

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  • RoundMyWay

    ★★★★

    If you like a good business drama where people discuss the general ledger and Excel spreadsheets, then Margin Call is where it's at. Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, and Jeremy Irons make the story very exciting. A member of the financial team of a Lehman Brothers-type firm discovers their equations are making assumptions about the housing market that are no longer true. This is causing a discrepancy in their projections and they are in big trouble unless they unload a ton…

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  • SEV

    ★★★★

    How 2008 started.

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  • Banners

    ★★★½

    'There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat.'

    Comparisons between Margin Call and The Big Short are inevitable and in some ways constructive, but they also do a disservice to the older film. Margin Call is not a film that takes great pains to unpack or explain how the financial crash of 2008 happened, rather it captures the mood of a very specific set of people at a very specific time.…

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  • Arjun Shah

    ★★★★½

    Terrific disaster movie, chock full of charismatic actors, awesome monologues and gratifying reaction shots.

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  • Rosebud

    ★★★★

    The opening shot of Margin Call is a panoramic view of downtown New York, Wall Street. Most of the film is set inside one of those buildings. The story follows the people who work there. Some are asked to leave the building, others are invited to move higher to the top, and others are called in to save it. Information moves from the middle floors to the top. Some of that information trickles back down and out to the wider…

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  • onthewall2983

    ★★★★★

    Most debut features, even from great directors, have little flaws and blemishes that prevent it from being as immediately re-watchable as this is. J.C. Chandor pulls this off like he's been doing this his whole life, and yet it was his first.

    This has grown exponentially in esteem for me since first seeing it. The writing, performances and pace always suck me in. It's timely subject matter resonates, maybe especially so now, but it doesn't date at all. The struggles and morality presented are as old as time itself.

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  • Kristofer

    ★★★½

    Stabilt skådespel i film om äckligt spel bakom börskrasch. Rätt snygg humor i den. Men det som stjäl all uppmärksamhet är Quintos laserögonbryn. De skulle kunna skära metall! Svag 4:a.

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