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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
When an analyst uncovers information that could ruin them all, the key players (Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany) at an investment firm take extreme measures to control the damage.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , Paul Bettany , Jeremy Irons , Zachary Quinto , Penn Badgley , Simon Baker , Mary McDonnell , Demi Moore

Director: J.C. Chandor

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Margin Call (2011)

Release Date: January 21st, 2011|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Chandor's writing goes to some darkly interesting places, and there's fun to be found in individual performances. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    As such, it's chilling and enjoyable in unequal measure. Entertainment predominates, but entertainment with smarts, and a well-honed edge. show more

  • September 12, 2013 rogerssparks
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    ITS A STORY ABOUT THIEVES AND RATS AND HOW MUCH THEY CAN STEAL IN 24 HOURS

  • February 23, 2012 angelabfla
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    This is one of the best films I\'ve ever seen. I keep watching it over and over. The acting is superb, and the pacing is excellent. It gives me the chills every time I watch it, because I know this is approximately what happened in 2008 and it was what started the horrible downward trends, the bailouts, the bankruptcies, the devastation -- all started with one firm like this one. It\'s unfortunate that the author of the script felt an absolute obssession with the \"F\" word, as it is heard about a zillion times throughout the film, and I thought, fairly distracting. A few \"F\" words sprinkled here and there for emphasis would have done it for me. This may be why the film hasn\'t reached the popularity it might have reached, because it is a brilliant film.

  • December 18, 2011 Scott404
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    Really liked this movie. I\'m not sure how much was fiction. Perhaps they could make another movie like this one about our present Congress and President. They could title it \"Last Call:.

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Why 'Margin Call' Probably Won't Get Screened at Occupy Wall Street

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 21st, 2011 3:20PM

'Margin Call' is now in theaters (and available via on-demand), but if you were hoping the financial drama demonizes Wall Street bankers, some bad news. Despite the current climate of social...

'Margin Call' Clip: Demi Moore and Kevin Spacey Meet the Financial Crisis (Moviefone Exclusive)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 12th, 2011 12:40PM

Out in limited release and video on-demand next week, 'Margin Call' focuses on a group of employees at an investment bank over the course of 24 hours at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. A...

Moviefone's Fall 2011 Preview Guide: Indies

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Sep 3rd, 2011 10:00AM

After five days filled with upcoming wide releases, we've come to the end of our Fall Movie Preview and we're sending it off the indies. If big-budget blockbusters and popcorn fluff of Summer...

Check Out the First Trailer for Financial Thriller 'Margin Call'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jul 25th, 2011 10:31PM

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the financial thriller 'Margin Call,' and based on what we've seen, it's one of those films that will just get your blood boiling. The story centers...

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