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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Margin Call Quick Review

Margin Call Quick Review
2011, 107 minutes
Rated R for language

Margin Call is an interesting, efficient, and smart feature film debut by J.C. Chandor that has an all-star cast including Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy irons, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Demi Moore, and many others.  It follows a law firm on the eve of the 2008 financial meltdown.  The pacing on the movie is tight, the acting from all is excellent, and the movie is never boring.  Though Margin Call is filled with recognizable actors, they feel right in their roles.  This is a good movie to simply sit down and watch if you want a solid piece of entertainment.  The only flaw of this movie, and it is a minor one, is that the film does not have a punch, but maybe it does not intend to.  Watch for writer/director J.C. Chandor because he can write a mean, lean, and intelligent film that anyone can watch and understand.  

-Joshua Handler

1 comment:

  1. Josh, Thanks for sharing these reviews with me. I find your opinions insightful and helpful when it comes time for me to choose the next film. This is wonderful blog! Keep watching and sharing -- your enthusiasm is contagious!

    Ms. C.