Margin Call

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Margin Call
This film is a thinly-disguised look at what happened at Lehman Brothers back in 2008, as the proverbial pawpaw hit the fan. Playing out over a period of 24 hours, we follow the tense situation as the magnitude of their financial situation is discovered, leading to stressful meetings and immoral actions as the firm and key players struggle to prevent its collapse, knowing full well the implications not only for themselves but also for the broader American and global economy.

105 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanly Tucci
Director
J.C. Chandor
ScreenplayJ.C. Chandor
MusicNathan Larson
CinematographyFrank G. DeMarco
EditingPete Beaudreau
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2011
Produced byBefore the Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films, Margin Call, Sakonnet Capital Partners

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseBrief
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane De Beer quote iconIf the 2008 economic crash intriuges you, you will love this Wall Street thriller. It magnificently captures the overwhelming climate of greed that turned the world upside down.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconOp rand van ekonomiese afgrond.
15
Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconMarginal thrills.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAt some point in the future, there will probably be a definitive documentary about the causes and effects of the economic seizure that lies at Ground Zero of Margin Call. That film will undoubtedly be equally fascinating and troubling. But it's doubtful it will provide the mixture of drama and suspense to be found in J.C. Chandor's assured directorial debut.
18
Metacritic.com
38 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
123 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSmart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
Movie Review Intelligence
46 critics
15

What the People say

Internet
15379 Netizens quote iconPerfect visualization of recent financial crisis, showing how people on all levels in the financial industry act and think
14

Average .. 75%

15

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