Fans of American business classics like GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS and WALL STREET are in for a treat!
MARGIN CALL is an excellent thriller set in one 24 hour cycle during the 2008 Wall Street meltdown. It revolves around a number of key players at a major investment bank on the brink of imminent chaos and collapse.
It’s a real Wall Street nailbiter delving into the actions and reactions of the people who choreographed those complex financial schemes and whose after effects continue to blight the lives of tens of millions of their fellow citizens.
What makes it so compelling is it’s told through their eyes. From their point of view and almost makes you feel for them and root for these flim-flam artists as they dump huge chuncks of worthless assets on unsuspecting customers—many of whom will go bust so that the firm can survive.
It’s convincing, complelling—-and scary as hell!
MARGIN CALL offers yet another great performance by Kevin Spacey as a mid level manager who’s got to hold the troops together while boss man Jeremy Irons rules over the meltdown in ice cold fashion with a smile on his face.
Also impressive here Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell and Demi Moore.
It’s definitely an absorbing thriller torn from the very recent past.
Shades of Enron, anyone?
MARGIN CALL where the motto is: Be First. Be Smarter—Or Cheat.
Raising 4 out of 5 sticky fingers.
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