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Every dream has a price.
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
"The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good."- Gordon Gekko
Before Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street there was Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Both films focus on an up-and-coming stockbroker who gets involved in screwing people out of money and getting rich in the process. I'd take Scorsese's film over this one any day, but this one is still quite good.
First of all I'd like to admit that much of the talk about stocks and such went right over my head. That probably took away from my overall enjoyment of the film a bit. Charlie Sheen is decent in the lead role, but after watching the film I found out…
Oh, my, this is dated. It seems the 80's will do that to a film.
I didn't expect to be blown away but I usually find Stone to be a solid director and I like Michael Douglas. Charlie Sheen is not really a good actor but I enjoyed him in Platoon so I figured maybe Stone knew how to get something worthwhile out of him. Not the case. He's pretty bad, something that is especially notable when he interacts with his father, the great Martin Sheen. He's nowhere near as bad as Daryl Hannah, though. She is terrible. Every single scene she was in she bothered me.
From a visual standpoint it's an ugly film. The cinematography is messy and unspectacular. Really the whole ordeal is beyond forgettable. The only things to enjoy is Douglas who is solid and Martin Sheen who is of course very good.
GREED , for the lack of a better word is good .
Greed works .
Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Greed is beautiful .
Greed is sexy !
I wanna marry Greed !
Oh I'm so horny right now !
TO THE FAP CAVE !
AND BY THAT I MEAN MY GORGEOUS LIMO AND YOU'RE NOT INVITED !
Douglas , his character and charm is so interesting you almost forget you have no idea what's happening for the rest of the movie . It's just hard to care .
Honorable mention : Charlie Sheen's good-hearted daddy .
Considering the mess our world is in thanks to these bozos I found this distinctly less furious than I imagined it would be. Charlie Sheen is shown the easy way of making money and it's as dodgy as we all know it is. He happily makes a fortune gutting companies and destroying all in his path until his father's company falls under the same approach, at which point he has a pang of conscious and tries to turn the table on his mentor Gordon Gecko played by the formidable Michael Douglas.
There is a lot of fantastic stuff to admire in Wall Street but most of it is only surface deep. I was really expecting a hard hitting Oliver Stone film but it came up drastically short.
Michael Douglas is really, really great in "Wall Street." His performance is exciting, slimy, charismatic and overflowing with energy. While I can't necessarily say he deserved his Oscar win, largely because I haven't seen all the nominees from that year, the fact that he won is unsurprising. He's excellent.
It's too bad that every other performance- from a leading actor or someone with only one line- is godawful.
I had the same problem here with Charlie Sheen that I did with Charlie Sheen in "Platoon"- he just lacks screen presence. He seems so bored and uninterested in every scene, and he can't hold his own during the film's dramatic moments. One particularly demanding scene- which requires a major emotional reaction…
¨The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.¨
Oliver Stone`s Wall Street is a memorable film with some great performances from Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. Michael won the Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko, a very greedy corporate businessman who will be remembered among the best villains Hollywood has created. He is not your typical villain, Gekko has the respect of many people and under his expensive business suits and his sly fox-like smile lies a man who`s greed and lust for money has left thousands of people out of jobs. He personifies…
Look everyone, it is Charlie Sheen, sober and without sequelaes! And making iconic films!
Well, the truth is that it's a great movie. Perhaps in these times, it is difficult even to imagine a script like this. Something as banal resolved in a big way.
“Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”
The best movie about Wall Street with one of the best villain performances of all time. Michael Douglas is brilliant as the evil Gordon Gekko. But I really like Charlie Sheen in this and I think his performance is underrated. And Martin Sheen is great as always. The only performance that I am not crazy about is Darryl Hannah probably has the weakest performance but for me it doesn’t take away from the story itself. Sure some of it made seem dated with the old computers and stuff. But it comes down…
“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” So preaches Michael Douglas in his Oscar-winning role as immoral businessman Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Stone’s follow-up to his Best Picture winner Platoon¸ Wall Street does not have quite the reputation Platoon does. I have not seen Platoon, but it seems that this makes sense because Wall Street is not a very entertaining or interesting movie because, although greed may be good, Stone forgot that clarity is good too.
The plot of this movie is simple enough. Charlie Sheen plays an ambitious young stockbroker named Bud Fox, who possesses a will to do anything necessary to succeed in his career. A low-level grunt at a large firm, the…
Nota = 7
It is said that Oliver Stone made this film as an ode to his stockbroker father... about the rotten, profound corruption and greed within the stockbroking business. Hey, I'm thinking that there really is some sort of allegory on rocky father-son relationships in this film, because it literally features Martin Sheen playing his real-life son's fictional father, cast aside for a more successful father figure. I don't know if Charlie Sheen's character is really aspiring to be as powerful of a stockbroker as Michael Douglas', but he's certainly locking into Douglas' wardrobe and, of all things, taste for animal surnames. Whether or not Bud "Fox" and Gordon "Gekko" are these characters' birth names, they do make this sound like Oliver…
"We didn’t expect the world to embrace Gekko. He was a bad guy and people should have learnt what not to do and moved on. But Gekko stayed in the mindset of the Wall Street aspirants.." - Oliver Stone
Wall Street is far from a subtle film, thats never been what Oliver Stone is about, he paints in big brash strokes, and when it works it becomes archetypal. Wall Street is a clearly defined morality play: Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is the tempter, Carl Fox (Martin Sheen) is the voice of caution also representing the reality behind the numbers, the human cost of corporate raiding. Gordon Gekko (what a great name) has to be seductive, otherwise there is no drama…
Always felt Oliver Stone was a bit out of his ballpark on this one; Sheen doesn't come anywhere near Douglas' brilliance, which is a problem because his on screen much more often unfortunately. More fun to look at than to invest in intellectually. Bittersweet.
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WALL STREET (Oliver Stone, 1987). Breve: Algo más que una pertinente radiografía generacional (la especialidad de Stone) pues, aunque ahora se encuentre un tanto perdido, no se ha dedicado a otra cosa más que recoger y documentar los hechos históricos más importantes de la reciente historia de EEUU y el mundo. ~ Lo que hace para mi de WALL STREET algo interesante es que, dejando al margen moralejas de segunda mano sobre la avaricia (Stone jamás fue sutil), tiene vida propia como una historia sobre los peligros de “escoger un mal padre”…de ahí tambien lo maniqueo de presentar como elección el padre proletario y humilde (Sheen) y el perteneciente al gremio más arribista del planeta (Douglas).
Me gusta el Oliver Stone del siglo pasado.
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List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…