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 (745 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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Just enough to keep you on the edge.By nomadicgirl (135 reviews) from Saltash , 25 Sep 2013Good, very good. Kevin Spacey is absolutely brilliant. Good cast, very well acted and makes you realise that this is really happening in the world. Just how minute are we! These people are playing with anyone and everyone!! This really does exist !!!!
2008 CATACLYSMBy DEAFLESS (26 reviews) , 20 Sep 2013THE MAJOR FINANCIAL EVENT OF THE CENTURY SO FAR . SUPERB CAST . ALAS , APPALLING SCRIPT . NO SUBTITLES . IF THIS PROJECT HAD BEEN GIVEN TO AARON SORKIN , A MASTERPIECE . THE STUDIO ALLOCATES TO WRITERS WITH NO SENSE OF URGENCY , BACKGROUND OR EFFECT ON WORLD ECONOMY. AS AN ACCOUNTANT , I COULD BARELY FOLLOW . THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY MISSED AND A TRAVESTY AS TO PUTTING ACROSS THE EFFECTS ON LIFES . THE STUDIO WAS ATTEMPTING TO PUT ACROSS SUCH A COMPLEX AND LIFE AFFECTING INCIDENT . BUT THE SCRIPT LEFT THE SUBJECT BLAND AND INDECIFERABLE , THE CAST COULD HAVE MADE A CLASSIC , BUT TRY AS THEY MAY , THE WRITING AND PACE MADE IT BLAND , WHICH IS DISPELICABLE OF THE STUDIO.
Looked as though I missed a good filmBy a customer , 17 Sep 2013Such a shame after reading the reviews, was looking forward to seeing this, No subtitles for me, as I am hard of hearing it makes watching films very difficult. I managed up to where they brought their boss back to the office ....... oh well!
Awesome Money MovieBy Raaaj (21 reviews) , 13 Sep 2013An Excellant and superb movie with a dream acting cast and great dialogue. Terrific Storyline and suspense all the way. One Of the Best movies about the Economic Meltdown that I ever seen. I highly recommend this movie
It's a yes from meBy a customer , 10 Sep 2013Not as flambouyant as Wall St, more gritty and real, I enjoyed it, well directed and produced, actors were good, believable story