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April 4, 2018
Because the overly ambitious storyline lacks clarity, the film lacks the pulse-pounding energy of the original. What heart there is comes from the family drama among Jake, Winnie, and Gordon.
October 24, 2017
It's a perfectly fine movie that could have been above-average good but was wrecked by too much story clutter and messy editing.
August 29, 2017
Often, the film feels more like a lecture than a narrative-minus the one thing that makes a lecture useful: actual information.
June 29, 2017
Money Never Sleeps shows the black ice that our prosperity as a nation travels on. It's a warning straight out of Dickens but without a happy ending for the poor and comeuppance for the perpetrators.
November 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/10
September 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
In the midst of all the incomprehensible money-babble, there are still pit stops of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 7, 2011
There really is a lot to like about Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps but ultimately, like the trader's they're chronicling, the filmmakers are unable to resist the impulse to have their cake and eat it too.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
February 2, 2011
Those who see [Gordon Gekko] as an antihero worthy of redemption might find this kinder, gentler Wall Street worth sitting through.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 25, 2011
Stone has missed the moment with his belated sequel ... Instead of being ahead of the game, he's now lagging behind [and] he's made a movie that already seems out of date.
January 2, 2011
A decidedly inferior sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 31, 2010
Though the carpe diem theme comes as something of a surprise, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps makes its political points, with 'moral hazard'—the dark side of second chances—the film’s punny refrain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2010
Maybe "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" doesn't pack the punch of the original because there's no revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2010
[Oliver] Stone uses a lot of visual effects to give some energy to a very conventional story...
December 6, 2010
Lacks the sting of recent documentaries on Wall Street's sanguine hands
October 30, 2010
Gordon Gekko is back, but he's not as powerful a force as he once was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 25, 2010
While the film looks as sharp as a three piece pinstripe from Bloomingdales, featuring some nice character-driven moments, its bubble bursts in an ending that feels compromised.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 22, 2010
...lest you miss the sledgehammer subtext of Stone's sequel, there are plenty of shots of bubbles blowing through the sky.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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