5 ratings and 6 reviews
Thoroughly enjoyable! I had just watched Inside Job a few days before seeing Margin Call, and it was cool to see a dramatized portrayal already having some insights into what sparked the whole global financial crises. Jeremy Irons is awesome, as usual. Great showing of the corporate world, business structures and management etc. A solid 4 stars and would definitely recommend. If I had to be picky the only two negatives for me were real trainspotting issues...1) late at night when they show the stock brokers room full of computers with generic "sharemarket graphs and forecasts and figures ect" on the screens I thought..."yeah right, as if they don't have screen locks and sceensavers"...lol....and 2. a couple of times it was obvious the movie makers were trying to illustrate the salaries tha the Wall St big wigs were earning, and did this in quite a contrived way with a thread of "discussions" between the youngest characters aboutt "what they earned and what they thought their bosses earned". Apart from those minor things, which both made me smile wryly and made me feel superior about my amazingly analytical film critiqueing ability...this movie is a very good watch, and I recommend watching Inside Job too, both movies sit well together.