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Wall Street Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 8, 2010
...an eye-opening behind-the-scenes glimpse at an almost alien landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
September 23, 2010
For a motion picture that, at the time of shooting, was intended to be relatively hip and cutting-edge, it is now so laughably outdated it almost feels like science-fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 20, 2010
Like the rest of Stone's oeuvre, it's about as subtle as a sledgehammer. But his filmmaking style is like heavy metal: When he hits the right chords, nobody plays with as much power or brash energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 16, 2010
Some of the 1980s-era details may seem a bit dated, and the movie's attitude toward women is slightly despicable, but the overall story arc, echoing the "Faust" tale, is timeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
October 23, 2008
...blustery and unsophisticated, like many of the movies of Oliver Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 28, 2008
All the performances are excellent with the emotional highlights including the father/son emotional angst between Sheen and his real life father Martin Sheen.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 27, 2008
It's solid, but no showcase for HD.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 2, 2007
a compelling drama that is exceedingly well acted (with the obvious exception of the wretched Daryl Hannah)
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 18, 2007
A big, glossy movie that satirises the whole yuppie ethos more than anything else.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 18, 2007
The sensibility of this movie is so adolescent that it's hard to take it as seriously as the filmmakers intend us to.

TV Guide
September 18, 2007
Writer-director Oliver Stone, who shows an uncanny knack for anticipating public interest in the subjects he chooses, explores the much-publicized inside trading scandals of the mid-1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
September 18, 2007
Watching Oliver Stone's Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 15, 2007
Stone's attack on the excesses of the Me Decade could easily be dubbed Mr. Smith Goes to Wall Street.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
April 6, 2007
Though it's set in urban New York, the jungle in this morality tale is similar to the one in Stone's former film, Platoon: In both, Charlie Sheen plays a youth torn between two father figures representing Good (Martin Sheen) and Evil (Michael Douglas)
Full Review | Original Score: B
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 4, 2007
If it's possible to have dialogue that's too stunning for the film's own good, that's the case with "Wall Street."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Dramatically inept, the film also muddles its na´ve moralising.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Wall Street is Stone's snarling condemnation of the Go-Go junk bond king buy 'em, break 'em, and sell off the parts '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
A hard-hitting morality tale about how the lines between right and wrong are being blurred in the very compettive marketplace.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Wall Street isn't a movie to make one think. It simply confirms what we all know we should think, while giving us a tantalizing, Sidney Sheldon-like peek into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the rich and powerful.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 18, 2003
The Yuppies' "Field of Dreams."
| Original Score: 4/5
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