#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company’s financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss.
Plot: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
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Great psychological insight
The movie “Margin Call” depicts the events that immediately preceded the Financial Crisis in 2008 within a nameless Investment Bank. What I like especially about the movie is the fact that it doesn’t try to explain the technical causes of the Financial Crisis but the psychological causes – human failures, which are the real cause for the Crisis: greed, egotism, ignorance. Many scenes in this movie deal with very little dialogue, instead the body language and the unique atmosphere speaks for itself. The ensemble is just brilliant, especially Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons.
The movie works solely from inside the nameless firm – apart from minor steps outside. It only portraits the people working inside this company – the “normal world” is completely left out. The effect is a very clever one: The life of these bankers seems totally severed from the outside world, they have no real connection with normal people and seem to – speaking exaggeratingly – lack an understanding of real human values, that there could be more behind life than just maximizing and making money. They are completely left behind in their own world, which somehow got out of control. Even when the imminent truth reveals and the consequences are becoming more clearer, it always feels like they are cut off; there is a scene in a taxi with Quinto and Badgley that underlines this.
But one can also witness the cold-blooded atmosphere in the system itself, where every person could easily be mistaken as a number. A key figure of the film, Eric Dale, who gets sacked in the beginning, is confronted with two managers in a scene like from “Up In The Air”. Either are these women robots or have never experienced something like social warmth. One widely held position is that eventually bankers themselves didn’t understand their own system and products with Derivatives and Futures, etc. anymore. Almost hilarious, but sadly true is the fact that many people in these companies seem to have no understanding of Economics and just got into their position due to influence or money. When they are sitting in their conference room and discuss the incident, it feels somewhat grotesque.
Although this movie works almost completely without music, the tension is so immense – thanks to the brilliant actors – that one is forced to focus.
An acting showcase that runs a little thin.
This is a film that is sure to get some comparisons to Glengarry Glen Ross and as a deconstruction of stoic men hitting a breaking point, it does offer a similar kind of study (albeit not nearly as good) with a fantastic cast of great male actors. As it starts out, it seemed like the story was going to give some attention to the moral complexities that must have occurred with men in this position (the investment brokers on the eve of the financial crisis), but as the film progresses it turns more and more into an acting showcase with a little bit of focus on the ramifications of what they were involved in.
I feel that someone like Sorkin could have given it a lot more bite, but as it stands it still works as a fine display of some solid acting skills. Paul Bettany, despite a horrendously confusing and uneven accent, gives one of the best performances of his career. Stanley Tucci isn’t in it much, but he absolutely steals every scene he has. Simon Baker and Jeremy Irons are expertly ruthless and Kevin Spacey gives us a glimpse of that talent he displayed in the ’90s that has been far too absent this past decade. The film peaks too early, leaving a final act that drags quite a bit, and there’s a symbolic subplot with Spacey’s dog that is embarrassingly heavy-handed, but it’s certainly worth watching if only for the chance to watch a great male cast do their thing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director J.C. Chandor
Writer J.C. Chandor
Actors Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations.
Production Company Before the Door
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 (helicopter shots), Canon EOS 5D Mark II (driving scenes), Red One MX, Zeiss Standard Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Offhollywood, New York (NY), USA (laboratory), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,916 m (Sweden), 2,926 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219), Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format), Spherical (source format) (aerial shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema