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Rated R · 109 minutes · 2011

Drama, Thriller
A terrific film built on a dialogue-heavy script by director J.C. Chandor, Margin Call zooms in on the beginning of the 2008 economic meltdown from the inside. Appropriate in this moment because of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Margin Call takes place over the course of one night at the firm that started it all with subprime mortgages—the night before all hell broke loose in the financial industry. Kevin Spacey, Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons all survey the coming damage, but from different perspectives. Tucci and Irons, as great actors can do, make the most of their big monologues, sewing up this smart, fantastic and almost-thrilling think piece with an uncommon grace.


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Official Site: margincallmovie.com
Director: J.C. Chandor
Producer: Joe Jenckes, Robert Barnum, Corey Moosa, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Zachary Quinto, Anthony Gudas, Michael Corso, Rose Ganguzza, Joshua Blum, Kirk D'Amico, Randy Manis, Cassian Elwes and Laura Rister
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi, Grace Gummer, Ashley Williams and Susan Blackwell

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Memphis Flyer Follow the Money Financial crisis flick Margin Call surprises and impresses. by Addison Engelking 11/03/2011
The Coast Halifax Margin Call illuminates the Wall Street shuffle Neophyte feature filmmaker J.C. Chandor's drama a great first effort by Molly Segal 12/01/2011
Colorado Springs Independent All gallows eve: Margin Call A film that tells the audience that this isn't about the evils of bankers or traders; they're pawns in a larger game, one controlled by shockingly few. by Justin Strout 10/27/2011
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Chicago Reader How the 1 percent lives Margin Call portrays the fishbowl world of high finance by J.R. Jones 10/20/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Oct. 28 Justin Timberlake searches for extra years to add to his life; Zachary Quinto searches for the truth behind shady financial dealings; Puss In Boots searches for the goose that lays the golden egg; Johnny Depp searches for a juicy story and alcohol. It's all at the movies. by Garrett Horstmeyer 10/28/2011
Indy Week Telling the Wall Street side in Margin Call Anybody who goes into Margin Call hoping to see investment bankers raked over the coals will be disappointed. by Craig D. Lindsey 10/26/2011
Boise Weekly Margin Call Occupies Wall Street If the current global financial crisis is remotely interesting to you, I can't recommend Margin Call enough. by George Prentice 10/26/2011
Charleston City Paper Margin Call's ensemble cast exhibits the perversities of Wall Street The world documented in the financial thriller Margin Call feels almost like ancient history by now. Set back in the good ole days when many Americans were still living high on the hog, the film takes place in a Manhattan investment bank on the precipice of the 2008 financial meltdown. by Felicia Feaster 11/02/2011

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