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Thursday, December 29, 2011

[5.50/10] Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call (2011)

QuickRating:
On paper, "Mergin Call" may sounds like an intriguing financial thriller dealing with the origins of current global recession, but despite its clever premise, solid direction and top-notch cast
, J.C. Chandor's debut film ends up being a convoluted, overwritten mess, so surprisingly unengaging and so painfully slow, that will either put you to sleep or bore you to death. And sadly, the lack of entertainment value is a serious shortcoming.


8 comments:

Maynard Morrissey said...

whoops, looks like you didn't like it that much. Surprising, especially because this has gotten loads of praise and even a few awards.

Nebular said...

Maynard, I couldn't believe how tedious and underwhelming it was. The most exciting thing about Margin Call was its hype. :)

Several awards? Have these people lost their mind?!

Melissa Bradley said...

Financial thriller is a fantasy as far as I'm concerned. Finance is boring and I have yet to find anything that has to do with banks and hedge funds exciting. Unless it's the Joker robbing one. ;)

Seriously was not interested in this one in spite of the cast. I was snoring as soon as I read the title. LOL

Nebular said...

Mel, if it's a fantasy it's a stupid one. Not very into finance either, but still decided to see it. Well, it was everything I expected it to be - boring, slow and overly talky.

Nicole✗✗ said...

Surprisingly, I was really into this (or the trailer) so it's sad to hear it was a flop. I kind of get into those finance related films. Plus the cast looks pretty awesome. Boo, well I guess I will pass on this one.

Nebular said...

Nicole, many people loved this film, but I honestly don't know why. Never really got drawn into the story, plus, it was so talky, it almost cased me a headache. The cast did a good job, but so what? :)

Maynard Morrissey said...

Yeah, the New York Film Critics award for Best First Film, San Francisco Film Critics award for Best Screenplay, the Robert Altman Award etc. etc.
Also many other nominations and I remember an article in an Austrian newspaper praising it as the movie of the year...

Nebular said...

Not sure if that's an honest praising, because the movie is nothing special. Give it a shot and you'll see that I'm right. :)