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Wall Street Reviews

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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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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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
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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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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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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
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