Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

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Critic Consensus: It's more entertaining than many sequels, but with Oliver Stone directing, a terrific cast, and a timely storyline that picks up where the original left off, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps should be better.


Movie Info

Ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he forges a fragile alliance with onetime Wall Street hotshot Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) shortly after Gekko is released from prison. Having served eight years for securities fraud, money laundering, and racketeering, Gekko emerges from prison to find that his daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), prefers to remain estranged, and that his former Wall Street cohorts are still … More

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Allan Loeb, Stephen Schiff
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2010
Box Office: $52.5M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

Cast


as Jake Moore

as Gordon Gekko

as Winnie Gekko

as Bretton James

as Julie Stenhardt

as Jake's Mother

as Louis Zabel

as Dr. Masters

as New York Fed Chief

as Hedge Fund Chief

as News Host

as Zabel's Secretary

as 13 Year Old Pianist

as Treasury Secretary

as Shoe Salesman, Lond...

as Gekko's Landlord

as James' Butler

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as Lady at Book Signing

as Prison Guard

as Chinese Executive

as Patient

as District Attorney

as Realtor

as Quant Analyst

as Woman at Birthday

as Jeweler

as Swiss Bank Official

as Economist on TV

as Investor

as Prison Cage Guard

as Professor at Fordham

as Zabel's Wife

as Zabel Trader

as Zabel Trader

as Zabel Trader

as Bank President

as Churchill Schwartz P...

as Churchill Schwartz T...

as Churchill Schwartz P...

as Churchill Schwartz T...

as Reuters Reporter

as Reuters Reporter

as Woman #1 at Party

as Woman #2 at Party

as Hedge Fund Trader #1

as Hedge Fund Trader #2

as Hedge Fund Trader #3

as London Barber

as London Barber

as TV Analyst

as TV Analyst

as TV Analyst

as Panelist on TV

as Panelist on TV

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

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as Trader at Urinal

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as London Tailor

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Critic Reviews for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (45)

The old Gordon Gekko would have torn this movie apart with his gleaming teeth, while today?s Gekko seems content just to nibble on the edges.

Full Review… | October 8, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

Lazy directing on the behalf of Oliver Stone, the miscasting of Shia LaBeouf and an often incomprehensible plot turn this film into a total mess.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

The bottom line on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is that it is sprinkled with inspired scenes, but is never able to fully engage the viewer because of its meandering and unfocused storylines.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
Examiner.com

As a comment on the recession it's a spineless failure, but as a piece of entertaining fluff it does its job well.

Full Review… | December 13, 2011

Maybe Stone's growth as a filmmaker mirrors that of Gordon's as a person; having had time to calm down a bit over the years, he seems to have settled into a more relaxed state.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011
IGN Movies AU

In the midst of all the incomprehensible money-babble, there are still pit stops of entertainment.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Movies.com

Audience Reviews for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

½

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 film Wall Street. I quite enjoyed the original, and I thought it was a surprising effort from Oliver Stone. With this follow-up, He crafts a decent film that could have been much better, and in the end, it leaves a lot to be desired. This sequel is somewhat entertaining, but it could have been much better. Luckily for Stone, he assembles a colorful cast of actors that keeps this so-so sequel afloat. The film had so much potential in being so much more, but it ends up falling flat. As a whole, it's decent, but it lacks the power of the original. Michael Douglas is very good here as usual, and his screen presence is really what kept me involved in the film. Wall Street Money Never Sleeps is not a good sequel, but it is somewhat entertaining, just don't expect anything truly remarkable. Oliver Stone seems to navigate sketchy territory with this one, and it feels like he is trying too hard at outdoing his original film. The idea of creating a sequel to Wall Street was interesting, but the end result is somewhat lacking even though it's entertaining to some degree. I still think it could have been better, and the film's potential is there, but is underdeveloped. Michael Douglas is the best part about the film, however Shia LaBeouf lacks in screen presence and he's not convincing in his performance. Oliver Stone focuses his sequel on the recent Crash, but he doesn't elaborate on it, considering that it's one of the key aspects of the time where the story is set. Fans of the first may be disappointed with this one and with good reason. This is a decent film, and nothing more. The plot could have been rewritten and more detailed, but it just fails to truly be entertaining and interesting in the long run.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

Shia is only thing that makes it interesting.

scottgreen96
Scott Green

Super Reviewer

Brilliant plot that looks at Wall Street traders in the brink of the global banking crisis. A young trader's (Shia) mentor dies and he seeks revenge on the corporations that brought his company down. He teams up with his future father-in-law and disgraced trader Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) who is just released from prison, after serving 8 years for insider trading. Great cast - Shia, Michael, Susan, Carey and Josh. Michael who won an Oscar for his original role, still commands your attention on screen as charming and humorous as always. Shia though still young and fresh faced has transformed from his earlier teen roles into a solid and mature performance. Beautiful setting in New York, the playground of the rich and powerful. There's a cameo by Charlie Sheen who was in the original movie.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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