Bottom Line: Although it might have made for a better stage play, this based-on-a-real-life-fiasco flick is an intelligent, enthralling, unplayful, tense, volatile, slow-burn drama that thrills through the use of solid actors delivering strong dialogue in a stressful situation. Simply put, it’s fascinating to see how exactly a ‘sh*t storm’ is manufactured. One quick Google search of ‘Lehman Brothers’ might prove helpful for some – you know, so you actually have an idea of what the heck is going on… Forget about the rallies and Occupy MARGIN CALL theaters this weekend.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Stanley Tucci
Running time: 105 minutes
Story: This tense Wall Street thriller follows the staff of a high-powered brokerage firm in the 24 hours before the stock market crash of 2008. Featuring an all-star cast, Margin Call was one of the most talked about films of the Sundance Film Festival and was also the Opening Night selection of New Directors/New Films. (Roadside Attractions)