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Fantastic - the most accurate depiction of the Street you will ever see,
This review is from: Margin Call [DVD] (DVD)
I have experience in this industry and this is the most accurate depiction of the people that are involved in it that you will ever see. The movie is an intense, gripping, slow-burn tale of the moral grey areas of the financial world.
This movie does not present stupid charactures of egotisitcal Wall Street sharks always out to kill their competitors.
It shows the dilemma that all sales people and traders face - whatever industry they work in - that people you deal with in the market are often both your friends and the people that you profit from. If you find yourself with a warehouse full of bad stock do you sell to people that you have dealt with for years or do you go bust?
It presents a picture of people in the industry who are fundamentally as honest and decent as the next man, but are faced with tough choices in a competitive industry that has a steep curve of big financial rewards and brutal dismissal.
The cast is magnificient. It goes without saying that Kevin Spacey is superb. Paul Bettany is spot on as the likeable but brutally direct and honest senior trader (this performance almost makes up for Ganster No 1). Jeremy Irons is fantasic as the charming and ruthless CEO. Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto and Stanley Tucci are excellent too.