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 (749 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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Larginal MarginalBy Mutter (162 reviews) , 23 Apr 2013Tame stuff but excellent acting as always from Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons, hence the three stars. American accents a let down as usual, rendering incoherent speech from most of the cast. Unfortunately, subtitles were not available on this DVD which is what I usually access for American movies. Thank goodness for Jeremy Irons with his clear diction - this helped somewhat in understanding what was going on. It would also have been more professional if Paul Bettany had decided if he was going to use an American or an English accent instead of oscillating between the two.
margin callBy WEEWILLY (2 reviews) , 14 Apr 2013ii was an interesting and topical film - but did not explain exactly where the company stood financially and what would happen with the companies who purchased seemingly worthless assets - knowing the SEC in America I would think that there could be criminal charges pending - could make an interesting sequel - thought dog ending very tame
Skip itBy a customer , 08 Apr 2013Pompous and exaggerated, Jeremy Irons was good, but not really worth it. Nothing new here. And it went on a bit -
Better than expected.By a customer , 04 Apr 2013This story should be really boring but it wasn't. Even though u know what is going to happen, the journey was really interesting.
My sort of film concentrating on actingBy Ruthklt (13 reviews) , 27 Mar 2013Excellent film. But would not be for those who are unable to appreciate drama without crash, bang, wallopgap unreal action.
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