Margin Call review
Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci) from risk management was let go. He gives a US to Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) to finish his work. Peter discovers that because of excessive leverage, if the firm's assets in mortgage backed securities decrease by 25%, the firm will suffer a loss greater than its market capitalization. Sam Rogers (Kevin Spacey) is notified about the confidential information. Those involved, Jared Cohen (Simon Baker) and head of risk Sarah Robertson (Demi Moore), and finally CEO John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) discuss on possible solutions.
Premise was good if only the details were better in terms of the nature of the business, history, character development and the like. Soundtrack was almost non-existent but because of the cast’s talents, it overshadows certain aspects of the film. Plot holes such as the background of the information were not that well presented the fate of the rest of the characters and the company. Some nice quotes: John Tuld – “There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat.” Peter Sullivan – “These people have no idea what's about to happen.” Margin Call is a decent drama that shows corporate corruption, loyalty and dealing with a negative situation.