Margin Call

Lists: Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis."

Overall Ranking: 915 (Rank from 2011: # 37)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 36.36%
Regular 45.45%
Half-Popped 18.18%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch86 - A captivating, apolitical drama that captures the dawn of the economic collapse near perfectly.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 7
Skooch85 - There are no bad performances in this movie, and if you are reminded a bit of Up in the Air as well, well that is never a bad thing.
(full review)
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 5
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Patrick Devitt80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75Comedy: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
Maurice of Movie Mixology70(full review)
Movie Evangelist60(full review)
Thomas Pollock60

People Involved

  • Kevin Spacey (Sam Rogers)
  • Paul Bettany (Will Emerson)
  • Jeremy Irons (John Tuld)
  • Zachary Quinto (Peter Sullivan)
  • Ashley Williams (Heather Burke)
  • Demi Moore (Sarah Robertson)
  • Simon Baker (Jared Cohen)
  • Penn Badgley (Seth Bregman)
  • Mary McDonnell (Mary Rogers)
  • Stanley Tucci (Eric Dale)
  • Aasif Mandvi (Ramesh Shah)
  • Susan Blackwell (Lauren Bratberg)
  • Maria Dizzia (Executive Assistant)
  • J.C. Chandor (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Financial Investing Dramas