Margin Call

105 mins
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Boardroom thriller following the employees of a large New York investment bank over the opening 24 hours of the 2008 financial... More

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Margin Call | Ratings & Reviews

"J.C. Chandor's precocious writing-directing debut is fastidious, smart and more than a bit portentous as it probes the human costs of unchecked greed."


"Steering clear of overt condemnation or adulation of morally dubious characters, this is sophisticated cinema that respects the audience’s ability to follow complex subject matter."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Escalation is the main thing Margin Call has going for it, as more substantial actors are trotted out to have their way with Chandor's realistic-sounding boardroom dialogue."

Time OutTime Out

"Margin Call is smart, but too cool and solemn to raise anyone's temperature. Nonetheless, writer/director J. C. Chandor should count himself the luckiest man in show business this weekend. How many first-time feature filmmakers can truthfully claim that their movie collided right up against the zeitgeist?"

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"The accomplishment of this movie is that it allows you to sympathize with them, to acknowledge the reality of their predicament, without letting them off the hook or forgetting the damage they did."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Spacey is watchable as the veteran trading boss, in a state of near-breakdown, who discovers all too late that he has a kind of conscience."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Margin Call is an explosive drama that speaks lucidly and scarily to the times we live in."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"The first-rate cast cannot be faulted. Chandor has assembled an extraordinary ensemble."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Chock-full of terrific performances, Margin Call is the kind of gripping, grown-up film that these days is usually found on the small screen."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"If nothing else, Margin Call serves as a rebuke to "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" emphatic style - which ultimately glamorizes the profession it means to shame - and brings this dangerous numbers game back to the trading-floor desktops and mahogany-covered conference tables where it belongs. It isn't sexy, but the stakes feel much higher."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

Margin Call | Details

Award winner
Best First Feature winner at the New York Film Critic Circle Awards 2011. Best Debut Director winner at the National Board of Review Awards 2011.
MA15+, for language
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin

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