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Wall Street Reviews

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
November 28, 2002
The definitive look at the corrupt side of American business.
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 18, 2002
One of the most important films of the 80's. Nothing but powerful.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Stone's direction is solid and confident without being overtly flashy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
Wall Street gives us a whirlwind tour of instant Manhattan wealth - one that catches our interest, but doesn't satisfy our need to understand what makes these people tick.
| Original Score: 72/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Stone's most impressive achievement in this film is to allow all the financial wheeling and dealing to seem complicated and convincing, and yet always have it make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In Wall Street...you will see the evil, capitalistic impulses of man. Towards the end, you will see the self-righteous impulses of liberal finger-waggers. It's hard to tell which is worse.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
With its posturing politics and cardboard characterizations, Wall Street is not up to [Oliver Stone's] past standards.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
'Greed is good... greed works,' Gekko intones famously in Wall Street, and it was meant to be a shocking pronouncement at the time. That's the attitude that feels old-fashioned now.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
A great film worth seeing, not only for the message it delivers, but also for the smoothness of it that makes it entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Director/co-writer Stone, with [Michael] Douglas at the epicenter, erects an overdone behemoth of a movie that, like Boesky himself, is an ageless -- and, at times, clichéd -- cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Wall Street was inspired by Stone's personal history...It is a pity his father didn't tell him a more interesting and original story he could adapt into a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 11, 1987
Wall Street, in large part due to the timing of its release, became more than just a movie. It became a declaration of the moral bankruptcy infiltrating elements of society, and Gekko's words were an ode to that philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 5, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
June 26, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 10, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
September 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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