Summary: 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...
Excerpt: Margin Call is one of those movies that provides the audience a look at a world that they may not necessarily get to see on a a day to day basis. To some, this financial thriller may be dull without any explosions or assassinations but to those of us who can appreciate an excellent cast and a...
Summary: Brilliant film! Great cast. Fantastic screenplay. While I'm not an expert in business/economics, the dialogue in this film was engrossing and powerful. One of my favorites of 2011 and one of the best as well! I plan to watch this again soon.
A gripping drama, despite the potentially dry subject matter
10 February 2013
Excerpt: *This review contains spoilers* It's quite an achievement to make a movie about a boring subject and keep the viewer engaged throughout, but Margin Call does just that. It's a financial drama, depicting events leading up to the last stock market crash in 2008.
Summary: An exceptional cast can only do so much with a story that, as mentioned by others, is just a bit boring. The story is quite topical and intriguing, but board room drama just isn't punchy enough to make that big of impression.
Excerpt: Coming from someone who works in financial services I thought this was a pretty accurate portrayal of how the game is often played by the big firms. Solid performances all around with a decent AQ/PQ presentation.
Excerpt: Een topper onder de legal thrillers! Het script is realstisch en de cast buitencatagoriaal. Jammer dat het meerendeel van de kijkers geen flauw benul van banken en derivaten afweet. Nee, dit is geen afspiegeling van de laatste bankencrisis, of haar ontstaan.
Summary: Set in a busy Wall Street, a company works and stays up overnight to find a solution to the problem that might kill the company the next day. *** I didn't expect much from this film as a whole so I was not that disappointed when I get to see this overnight drama.
Excerpt: Het verhaal geeft een goed beeld van een van de oorzaken van de financiele crisis en het klappen van de huizenmarkt. Financiele instellingen die bij een gebrek aan toezicht de macht hadden de economie om zeep te helpen door het verkopen van waardeloze rotzooi! Deze film is een aanrader.