Margin Call details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Demi Moore, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi|
|Collections:||November - Drama, Our Favourites|
|Rental release:||12 Nov 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
It starts with what has become a familiar sight: interlopers on the office floor, convening meetings, security guards in tow, cardboard boxes at the ready.
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Youll either love it or hate itBy TheWatchman (747 reviews) from Suburbia , 19 Nov 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Or at least Im guessing most people will from what Ive read.
If you read the reviews of Margin Call, youll see that people either say its amazingly acted, tense and brilliantly-portrayed or (and I quote) like watching paint dry.
Margin Call tells the story of a nameless banking giant in Wall Street as its about to go under. All the major executives gather for an emergency late night meeting to discuss if theres any way out of it. Thats it. The whole film is basically set in a boardroom (and a few surrounding offices) over a period of one night. The cast meets in a boardroom then leaves. We see them in twos or threes as they discuss whats already been discussed in the boardroom then return to the boardroom to discuss more.
You may have guessed by now. Im siding with the watching paint dry camp.
Yes, Margin call does have some great acting talent in there Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons to name but two). However, I just found the whole film boring. Maybe you need to be more into the investment way of life to appreciate it more. I just found it difficult to work up much sympathy for people on (and this is the minimum mentioned) $250,000 a year. Oh dear they might be out of a job. Tragedy.
As I said, for every person out there who feels like me, there seems to be someone who raves about this film. Okay, so it may be a good reflection of the banking world and the dialogue realistic, I just didnt care for it.
Check out the other reviews and make an informed choice before you decide to watch this. Im a big fan of Kevin Spacey, but I wouldnt sit through this again.
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Very watchable, even enjoyable!By a customer , 21 Oct 2013Not a film to watch if you expect murder or unexpected events or scares - this is intrigue and business of the highest risk area told from a monetary and banker's point of view. Good acting, showing that films don't need to have shouting, tantrums, sex or explosions to make them good.
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Most boring film I've seen!By painfullwatch (1 review) , 16 Oct 2013Wasted a good 1 1/2 hours of my life watching this... A pretty pointless, un-interesting, dull film. I kept watching hoping something exciting will happen but nope, nothing! I will steer well clear of films of a simular subject in future!
Corporate greed in America.By Zebras22 (116 reviews) , 01 Oct 2013Very well acted film showing the greed of corporate America. All the main leads excel in there roles. On about the right time and very gripping viewing.
Evil abounds!By danwatchfilm (4 reviews) , 28 Sep 2013Supremely casted and perfectly acted, Premium Rush drags you through the chaos slowly and cringingly in the best way possible. It does suffer from a rather abrupt ending, but the detail is what makes it a wholesome watch.
Great casting. Realistic storyline. Well acted. Watch it.By Bungomoobear (2 reviews) , 27 Sep 2013An excellent film. Well acted. Fickle, shellfish and cold, yep, just like the real world it portrayed. No heroes, no unrealistic endings.