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Margin Call 2011

  • J.C. Chandor
  • October 21, 2011
  • 107 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
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A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.


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must be very (big insult) to do what these that night and this morning to others to save them.

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Wall Street and what happened in 2008 has fascinated me lately, and Margin Call was a nice way to see how things felt from the inside...in those crucial moments...when someone found out it was all going to hell.

Yes...we all called the investment banks and their employees for crooks and thieves after this hit the fan, and some of them were, but most just did what they were told. They tried to get out of there with the severance they were due...and probably felt bad about it, but did it anyway. Sad to say that is human nature, and most would have done the same.

Just that is what makes Margin Call so good. Chandor humanizes the people that started it all. They might not want to do it, and struggled with the morality of it all, but they did it anyway for that last check. Just as it probably happened all over the place at the start of this crisis.

Excellent actors doing their thing well, and a story that actually makes a good amount of suspense makes for a good watch. Margin Call is recommended viewing.

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Great cast, excellent performances but the film is boring.

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