Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call (2011)

Directed by: J.C. Chandor

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey

It’s pretty tough to make the biggest financial disaster of recent history into a tense movie where you’re supposed to feel bad for the people involved… and they didn’t really do that with Margin Call. Kevin Spacey is pretty good, though.

Spock discovers that the economy is about to collapse, which sends their whole firm into chaos as they try to cope with how their entire world is going to shit.

I didn’t find a lot in Margin Call interesting. There were some good performances, specifically Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Stanley Tucci, but as far as caring about any of the characters or the story… nope. Couldn’t really bring myself to do it. Did they make movies casting Hitler as a tortured hero in 1946? Yes, it’s unfair of me to compare the stock market disaster to World War II, but… shut up.

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