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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kevin Spacey
Paul Bettany
Jeremy Irons
Zachary Quinto
Simon Baker
Demi Moore
Stanley Tucci
Directors
J. C. Chandor
Screenwriters
J. C. Chandor
Running Time
107 minutes

Margin Call
Greed is bad


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Margin Call

Plot
2008. Fired from his job, risk management executive Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci) hands a flash drive to up and coming analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto). Staying late to decode Dale’s findings, Sullivan discovers that the company’s highly leveraged mortgage securities will soon supersede its total market capitalisation. Or in plain English, the company, and Wall Street’s whole financial m.o., is fucked.


Verdict
Chock-full of terrific performances, Margin Call is the kind of gripping, grown-up film that these days is usually found on the small screen.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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