All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
Film 29/30 of Scavenger Hunt #15
Task # 28 "A film with a terrible boss".
Talk about films that haven't aged well. Oliver Stone is a director whose films have been on my watchlist for a while - I have Platoon and JFK on DVD and with Natural Born Killers on Netflix UK It's only a matter of time before I find something of his that I like but for me Wall Street suffered a lot, with its biggest problem being that it hasn't aged well, at all. Of course It didn't help that thanks to a similar subject matter I was going in with Wolf of Wall Street-level expectations, and maybe if I hadn't have watched that first I…
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 .
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.
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…
Unconventionally disturbing - in a good way.
Oversimplified and heavy-handed, “Wall Street” is an allegory worthy of The Pilgrim’s Progress, only adapted for 1980s America. Like all allegories, the film is full of symbols, yet in the case of “Wall Street,” the allegory itself has become a symbol as a whole. Today, even those who’ve never seen the whole film, recognize it as representative of the corporate greed, immoral materialism, and overall superficiality which is supposed to have dominated the Reagan years. This is a testament to how well the filmmakers and actors delivered their message.
As I’ve stated before, the film has many symbols, each representative of a larger idea or concept. None of these is more powerful than that of Gordon Gekko, the sociopathic financier…
Greed is good. This movie? Not so much.
Michael Douglas is the fucking man.
I first saw this film when I was ten or eleven and I briefly wanted to work in the stock market, not because of the money, sex, and drugs but because Oliver Stone somehow managed to make it exciting. A rather remarkable directorial feat.
Outside of Michael Douglas's electrifying performance as the villain (or hero if you're from finance), Wall Street is becoming a little dated. The costumes on Daryl Hannah are really bad.
A precursor to modern affairs like The Wolf of Wall Street and an inspiration to a generation of suits who ignored the entire denouement, Oliver Stone's iconic film is 80's to the core, with the best and worst parts of each melded together.
Michael Douglas shines, Charlie Sheen satisfies, Daryl Hannah ... bides her time until Kill Bill, I suppose, and Martin Sheen rocks it in a supporting role.
There's interesting camerawork, smooth and clean stylishness brought forth often, and a set design that's almost jarringly 1980's. The score is also painfully of its time, yet for a movie all about a certain place in a certain era, I really don't that a flaw -- why shouldn't it feel like…
Ποιο Big Short τώρα ρε παιδιά? Ο Gordon Gekko τα είχε δει 30 χρόνια πριν και τους έκανε πλάκα.
Μεγάλη ερμηνεία από τον Michael Douglas , η Darryl Hannah πως ήταν έτσι ρε γαμώτο?
Complete list. :-(