Boy was I glad when indie financial thriller "Margin Call" made its way to Singapore on the last week of December 2011.
It was screening only at the Cathay Cineplexes and Shaw Theatres rather than at the splashier blockbuster-loving GV cinemas. But it did have a good number of show times and the movie is in fact, still currently screening at Cathay's Cineleisure Orchard.
I guess there are only a few hardcore Zachary Quinto fans around on this island. It seems that no one had put the local press stuff out on the internet yet.
So I flexed my own pair of petite biceps to get hold of these, and thought it would be great to share them with you:
8Days - movie review (4 ****)
The Straits Times - movie review (4 ****)
Note: 8Days is our main English weekly entertainment magazine, while The Straits Times is *the* major English local news daily.
As you can see from the scans, the high-profile reviewers and press here loved "Margin Call", and had very nice things to say about the story and the stellar acting by the talented cast members. I noticed the praises heaped on acting stalwarts Jeremy Irons and Kevin Spacey. No surprises there! I did find their performances especially captivating.
I would also like to give a shout out to my pal and fellow movie-lover Stefan who owns the wonderful "A Nutshell Review" movie blog. Stefan wrote an in-depth personal review on "Margin Call" that's worth reading. Click here for his movie review!
Intrepid reporter and movie critic, Genevieve Loh of TODAY, also gave her chipper and honest review of "Margin Call" on Channel NewsAsia. Check out the video clip below!
And don't forget to take note of the pic above that is headlining this blog article. It is the Singapore poster for "Margin Call", with ratings from the various local press.
Sure makes me tingle to know that our local press has such good taste! :D