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Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

October 21, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

109 min.

Production Budget

$2 millions

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

J.C. Chandor

Producer

Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto

Screenwriter

J.C. Chandor

Starring

Story


Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, Margin Call is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.

Propelled by a stellar cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci in writer/director JC Chandor's enthralling first feature is a stark and bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and its denizens as they confront the decisions that shape our global future.

Pictures (14 photos)


Kevin Spacey stars as Sam Rogers in Roadside Attractions' Margin Call (2011)
Kevin Spacey stars as Sam Rogers in Roadside Attractions' Margin Call (2011)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Demi Moore
Premiere of Margin Call - Outside Arrivals
Oct 17, 2011
Demi Moore
Premiere of Margin Call - Outside Arrivals
Oct 17, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..nevertheless holds its own among them, slicing perhaps a little too close to marrow..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“..Margin Call may not be telling things exactly as they were, but it's close enough to provide an uncomfortable glimpse behind the curtain. And it's an engrossing "thinking" thriller as well. It's amazing that so much tension can be generated..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..if you enjoy good acting, and quiet direction - and are willing to accept that even the worst villain never sees himself as a villain - "Margin Call" is a pretty safe bet..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]