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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Reviews

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
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
Jeff Beck
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
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
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
Stephen Lambrechts
IGN Movies AU
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
Dave White
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
Joshua Starnes
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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 Instead of being ahead of the game, he's now lagging behind [and] he's made a movie that already seems out of date.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 2, 2011
A decidedly inferior sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
Sean Axmaker
December 21, 2010
[Oliver] Stone uses a lot of visual effects to give some energy to a very conventional story...
Fernando F. Croce
December 6, 2010
Lacks the sting of recent documentaries on Wall Street's sanguine hands
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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-
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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+
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a flashy, timely, and mostly engaging drama, but it's really nothing without Michael Douglas, who drags Gordon Gekko out of the 'Eighties Villains Hall of Fame' for a victory lap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 19, 2010
Michael Douglas does what he can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2010
A lumbering beast that's stately where it should be nimble. Best stick with the original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
October 13, 2010
Gekko's resurrection is disappointing. This isn't a savage satire on corrupt business practices. No. It's a relationship drama.
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