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 (753 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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A Financial Based Disaster.By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 03 Aug 2013If you're interested in the calamities that took place towards the beginning of the present financial crisis, then you should enjoy this movie. Jeremy Irons for me was the best actor.
Very watchable tense thrillerBy Mumdog (8 reviews) from Birmingham , 29 Jul 2013Great film. Tense thriller that taught me a lot about the financial system and the sort of behaviours that caused the crash. Good choice of actors. Very watchable
Talky and flashyBy Monkpig (15 reviews) , 20 Jul 2013If you are interested in the financial crisis and the people working in this industry then the film is a must see.
You won't be disappointedBy LING0 (79 reviews) from Conwy , 06 Jul 2013Overall I think the cast carried this story that could have been done with lesser known actors, BUT the filmmakers DID get the cast that they did and it made for quite gripping viewing. I've not got a clue about 'risk management' or the financial world for that matter but still I was glued to the screen from start to end. With no sub-plots or plot twists it needs a good cast to carry a single storyline from beginning to end and they do just that and then some. Do y'know what that deserves an extra half a star!
great cast, story a little slowBy haylesbaylespigstales (177 reviews) from Fleetwood , 22 Jun 2013slightly disappointed in the storyline but well acted with a great cast.
Impressed as always with Paul Bettany, he gets better every timeI see him.