Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 banker drama Wall Street, set in the current day as the world's financial markets hit a meltdown. Introduces Shia LaBeouf as a cocky Wall Street trader.

As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is finally out of jail. He may seem like a changed man, but he still has his eyes on the prize and ends up partnering with Jacob (the boyfriend of his daughter - An Education's Carey Mulligan), to get back to the top of the money game.

2010Rating: M, Contains Low Level Offensive Language133 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Oliver Stone ('W.', 'World Trade Center', 'Alexander', 'Any Given Sunday', 'U Turn', 'Nixon', 'Natural Born Killers', 'JFK', 'Wall Street', 'Platoon')
Writer:
Allan LoebStephen SchiffBryan BurroughOliver StoneStanley Weiser
Cast:
Shia LaBeoufMichael DouglasJosh BrolinCarey MulliganCharlie SheenSusan SarandonFrank Langella
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Has Gordon Gekko gone soft? The answer is, sort of -- a development that takes some of the bite out of Oliver Stone's shrewdly opportunistic, glibly entertaining sequel, which offers another surface-skimming peek inside the power corridors of global finance.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A male picture about male heroes, with phallic Cohibas (Cuban cigars) and motorbikes. Twenty-three years on, Oliver Stone has given us the sequel to the most unsubtle father-son parable in cinema history, theoretically rebooted for our new post-crash era, but in actuality just as saucer-eyed and uncritically celebratory about it all as ever.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

That rare sequel that took its time -- 23 years -- so it not only advances a story but also has something new to say.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The time is right for the return of Gordon Gekko, but making him a sidekick in a convoluted revenge plot, loaded with GFC history and allusions, stifles his totemic comeback. Less might well have been more, Mr Stone.

3.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Timothy Dalton was James Bond, Gabriel ruled the music video world instead of Gaga and Jennifer Grey dirty danced rather than with the stars the last time Oliver Stone let Gordon Gecko loose on the world.

4.0
0

We watched the original "Wall St" on dvd yesterday and saw the new movie today - right up there with the original. Not such a good story but better acting, lighting, phtoography etc. Main younger character not overly convincing but everyone else did really well. Worth going to see. Interesting take on the recent financial meltdown + revenge for actions...

4.0
0

I am old enough to remember and love the original movie. Combining that with my man crush on Shia you can see why i was super keen on this movie. I even resisted watching an "obtained" version so I could experience it at the cinema. well....this movie seemed like two movie tacked together to me. One cool money/business/badys v goodys movie and one lame ass...

3.0
0

Now i am more of an action man and anticipated a bit more drama but i felt htat the plot was drawn out and relatively ineventful. Interesting aspects that related to wall st itself and sumed up the financial game but of the 4 people we went with 4 nearly fell asleep.

2.0
0

We loved it but cringed with it - classic Stone from beginning to end. Constant, cheesy reminders of the themes and metaphors but the villain and Gekko were fantastic. Not to mention some of the smaller characters which were winning and memorable.

4.0
0

Gordon Gekko is back out of jail and takes Jacob under his wing, but Jacob has no idea who he really is.This is the middle of economic crisis. This film does show things about wall st that are interesting, not done as well as the original.I give this film a mild recommendation.

3.0
0

Is it just me, or does this look f***ing amazing!?

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Has Gordon Gekko gone soft? The answer is, sort of -- a development that takes some of the bite out of Oliver Stone's shrewdly opportunistic, glibly entertaining sequel, which offers another surface-skimming peek inside the power corridors of global finance.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A male picture about male heroes, with phallic Cohibas (Cuban cigars) and motorbikes. Twenty-three years on, Oliver Stone has given us the sequel to the most unsubtle father-son parable in cinema history, theoretically rebooted for our new post-crash era, but in actuality just as saucer-eyed and uncritically celebratory about it all as ever.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

That rare sequel that took its time -- 23 years -- so it not only advances a story but also has something new to say.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The time is right for the return of Gordon Gekko, but making him a sidekick in a convoluted revenge plot, loaded with GFC history and allusions, stifles his totemic comeback. Less might well have been more, Mr Stone.

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Timothy Dalton was James Bond, Gabriel ruled the music video world instead of Gaga and Jennifer Grey dirty danced rather than with the stars the last time Oliver Stone let Gordon Gecko loose on the world.

4.0
0

We watched the original "Wall St" on dvd yesterday and saw the new movie today - right up there with the original. Not such a good story but better acting, lighting, phtoography etc. Main younger character not overly convincing but everyone else did really well. Worth going to see. Interesting take on the recent financial meltdown + revenge for...

4.0
0

I am old enough to remember and love the original movie. Combining that with my man crush on Shia you can see why i was super keen on this movie. I even resisted watching an "obtained" version so I could experience it at the cinema. well....this movie seemed like two movie tacked together to me. One cool money/business/badys v goodys movie and one lame...

3.0
0

Now i am more of an action man and anticipated a bit more drama but i felt htat the plot was drawn out and relatively ineventful. Interesting aspects that related to wall st itself and sumed up the financial game but of the 4 people we went with 4 nearly fell asleep.

2.0
0

We loved it but cringed with it - classic Stone from beginning to end. Constant, cheesy reminders of the themes and metaphors but the villain and Gekko were fantastic. Not to mention some of the smaller characters which were winning and memorable.

4.0
0

Gordon Gekko is back out of jail and takes Jacob under his wing, but Jacob has no idea who he really is.This is the middle of economic crisis. This film does show things about wall st that are interesting, not done as well as the original.I give this film a mild recommendation.

3.0
0

Is it just me, or does this look f***ing amazing!?

5.0
0