Sur une trame scénaristique a priori ardue, aux interactions techniques de toute évidence complexes, sertie de la lourde opacité structurelle du monde de la finance, on est en droit de craindre une œuvre pesante, saturée de références spécifiques, fastidieuses et didactiques. Il n'en est rien. Bien au contraire, nous sommes en présence d'une réalisation lumineuse, d'une vertigineuse noirceur. www.cinefiches.com
This is a hugely under-appreciated film. Manages to say more about the recent financial crash than the likes of "Inside Job" despite being completely fictionalised. It is completely gripping from start to finish, with brilliant well drawn characters and excellent performances across the board. People will come to agree that this film is a masterpiece in years to come.
Brilliant. Just brilliant. Complex, thrilling, touching. Describing capitalism and the dawnfall. Most probably visualising how & why Lehman Brothers and Wall Street gangsters went down. At the end it's all about greed, money & all the other human shortfalls. Perfectly described & visualized. I'm lovin' it. Amazing cast; all of them. Masterpiece.
Con un cuadro de actores de primera (Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci,...), Margin Call es un bien cimentado melodrama, que toma el pulso al estado de la economía estadounidense alrededor de la crisis del 2008 (para verse junto a "The Big Short"), a través de un guión sumamente inteligente.
Not gonna say this is not a solid thriller, because it is. Not gonna say this is not well shot, because Chandor obviously knows what he's doing. Not gonna say this doesn't have a solid script, because the characters are complex and interesting. What I'm gonna say is: did we really needed a film "humanizing" the investment bankers responsible for the economic crash? No we didn't. Moral ambiguity is not always a plus
The calm before the storm. The process of a corporation's financial meltdown and all the business compromises required to stay ahead is an eye-watering prospect. The skyscraper becomes a grisly ghost town, where ugly acts for the good of the company outrank the welfare of the individual. Capitalism at its most grotesque, personified by a slugger of an ensemble cast.
Intelligent, gripping, and very entertaining. J.C Chandor's directorial debut is a marvel. The performances are outstanding, the writing is beautiful. Shot in only 17 days, the film isn't visually interesting and even looks rushed at parts. Some overt metaphors, particularly the ending, come off as silly. Still, this is a smart, engaging film that is overlooked.
Thriller di magnifica fattura,in cui Chandor tiene molto sul vago lo spettatore riguardo il vero nocciolo della vicenda e con questo stratagemma(quasi un MacGuffin hitchockiano) riesce a gestire la tensione in maniera fantastica,con una perdurante impressione di "crollo".L'avidità e la sensazione dei protagonisti di essere sempre al di sopra dei "comuni mortali" è il nodo gordiano di tutto,con un Irons superlativo.
Owing a huge deal to David Mamet and his cunning, no nonsense, hyper realistic dialogue; first time writer-director J. C Chandor weaves an equally engrossing character driven exploration of capitalist excesses. A top notch cast that uses Chandor's words as fists in the struggle to remain in their unnamed company, which resemblances the extinct Lehman Brothers and the causes that led to its downfall.
I really rate this film. Plays out like a superb thriller with every step leading somewhere towards the inevitable conclusion that's no less satisfying with the knowledge that it's coming. Could easily have been a very boring, talky, corporate bore but JC Chandor is clearly an exceptionally gifted filmmaker and I love his style (A Most Violent Year being my fav film of 2015 thus far)...