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Genre Drama
Running Time 109 min
MPAA rating R (for language)
Release Date Oct 21, 2011
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Margin Call

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, "Margin Call" is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, "Margin Call"… Show more

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Oct. 21, 2011 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris

The first person fired by the big investment bank in “Margin Call’’ is a risk analyst. His name is Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), he’s been researching some bad news, and, freshly sacked, promptly disappears the way some animals head for the hills before a natural disaster. The disaster here is hardly natural, and the movie, by a first-time writer-director named J.C. Chandor, hunkers down in the bank’s risk management wing in order to spin drama from invisible money and an assortment of actors attempting to mine theater from banker jargon. In the case of Jeremy Irons playing the aloof English billionaire who owns the bank, that’s dinner theater. But it’s of the highest caliber.

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