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Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 153
- Fresh: 135
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A methodical, coolly absorbing boardroom thriller.
Fresh: That Chandor manages to find the blood in each character is accomplishment enough; that he manages to make his drama both relevant and timeless portends a bright future indeed.
Fresh: Carefully crafted performances and taut pacing carry the day.
Fresh: It's a realistic take on what happens when high-flying money speculators suddenly hit ground. It's also a great calling card for J.C. Chandor, the writer/director making his feature debut.
Hauntingly realistic, brilliant cast....love the tight time frame in which the story takes place. A must see in my book.
Best film about Wall Street
Finally there is a film that accurately shows the atmosphere of a Wall St trading floor. No constant standing and shouting. No silly love stories. None of this BS about alternative energy from "Wall Street 2". This film shows exactly how things are whether you like it or not. Very good acting. Bottomline: if you are looking for a hollywood flick with love story, happy end, etc - see something else. If you are actually interested to see how things really are in this industry - you should see this film.
If you have an interest in the world of financial markets, you
Brilliant movie, well written and executed. Can't understand the negative reviews but I can only guess that the movie is a bit over their heads. No gratuitous violence, sex or explosions and unbelievable car chases makes for a bad movie in some opinions. I thought it was great, realistic and much better than the HBO version of Too big to Fail which I found incredibly disappointing considering what a great book it was drawn from. It's a shame that this great movie will be largely ignored. Good cast, relevant subject matter, intriguing and thought provoking. This from someone who finds most movies unbearable.