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Wall Street Reviews

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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
Mark R. Leeper
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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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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 5, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Dramatically inept, the film also muddles its na´ve moralising.
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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.
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picture that, at the time of shooting, was intended to be relatively hip and cutting-edge, it is now so laughably outdated it almost feels like science-fiction.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
Josh Larsen
October 23, 2008
...blustery and unsophisticated, like many of the movies of Oliver Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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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James Berardinelli
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
September 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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