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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.
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.
"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…
Led by two fine performances from Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, and strong direction from Oliver Stone, "Wall Street" is an engaging, entertaining, and captivating crime drama.
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 .
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…
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.
I am not a fan of Oliver Stone. While he has made films I like, for the most part I find him to be a crude, didactic storyteller who tells everything is really broad, loud strokes. "Wall Street" is not a film I actively dislike, but I don't find a lot to like. It's an overly simple morality tale that telescopes every plot development and constantly pulls it's subtext right to the surface with crude visual metaphors.
The topic seems to be dry but "Wall Street" is a surprisingly entertaining movie based on the outstanding performances, the great conveying of the ecstasy of making money and the interspersed critique of capitalism.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Charlie Sheen, for the lack of a better word, can be good in the right role and Wall Street is one of those.
I don't even have to talk about how perfectly cast Martin Sheen is as his father or how easily Michael Douglas becomes Gordon Gekko.
In the Oliver Stone stakes, this is one of his lesser ones, with a bit too much underdeveloped writing in certain areas and a pretty bad performance from Daryl Hannah. But I still like it a lot and it's solid entertainment throughout.
Just a more tame, focused version of The Wolf Of Wall Street, really.
Felt like watching Wall Street tonight because the Michael Douglas performance is one of the best I have ever seen. Oliver Stone's creation, Gordon Gekko is one of my favorite on screen characters, too.
There are multiple scenes in this where character A lectures character B, generally in very broad strokes on money and the stock market. When Lumet does something similar in Network a fundamental necessity for these types of scenes to work is always fulfilled, the character being lectured to is uninformed, ignorant. Oliver Stone, in his desperation to tell everyone just what he thinks of wall street brokers forgets this first step, and so you end up with totally unnatural pieces of dialogue that may have sounded neat in Stone's head but contextually make little to no sense, as Bud Fox is frequently subjected to Gekko's increasingly obvious platitudes on the very basics of the job he is clearly quite adept…
This film serves as a good introduction to Wall Street. It shows you the corruption within the system, and is still relevant thirty years later what with the 2008 financial crisis and all. The film mostly bats you on the head with the information, but then again, I feel this was intentional in order to spread the work. I saw some father-son daddy issue undertones throughout the film. Very 80s, for better or worse.
Oliver Stone não é de guardar para si mesmo aquilo que ele pensa que está errado. Por esse motivo, revelou-se como um realizador norte-americano polémico, colocando a nu e friamente, sem evidenciar subtilezas nas suas criações cinematográficas, questões de corrupção política e financeira.
Em '87, o diretor de filmes como Platoon e JFK descortina de forma clara e despreocupada todo o sistema financeiro depravado de Wall Street e os golpes corruptos dos bolsistas para aliviar a sua sede pela ganância.
No entanto, com a formação do seu retrato impiedoso, para Stone, pelo que aparenta, quando a ganância toma proporções demasiado elevadas é um pecado, e quem cometê-lo, por mais irónico que esta expressão popular possa parecer neste contexto, terá de…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2015 edition,…