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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.
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…
Quite enjoyed this. Didn't realise Charlie Sheen can act (I hadn't actually seen in much before!). Might seek out some more films about insider trading and the like.
Michael Douglas' deliciously sleazy Gordon Gekko rescues a rather shallow indictment of capitalist society and corporate greed. It's professionally made, entertaining and refreshing in the way it tackles a controversial subject, but Oliver Stone's Wall Street is worth watching more for its relevance in light of the recent economic crisis rather than its overall quality.
I was a bit surprised to find that my first rewatch of this in several years left me feeling a bit underwhelmed than in previous experiences with it.
Michael Douglas is still aces here and indeed delivers a gigantic performance, and one of the best in his career. Oliver Stone's screenplay is very effective at times, and then hokey at others. I believe that the dialogue does sound a bit less effective when Charlie Sheen and Daryl Hannah are delivering certain lines. They are both so very inconsistent in their roles here.
Seasoned veterans like Martin Sheen and Hal Holbrook are damn fine in their small parts, and together with Douglas they continue to make this movie a treat to…
The movie Wall Street, was one of my favorite ones that we have watched so far. My favorite character is Gordon Gekko, because he is exactly the type of jerk that people think any Wall Street mogul is. He is the type of guy who will do whatever it takes in order for him to make big money, and he does not care that people know that. I believe that he is the best character in the film, with Bud following second. Bud is portrayed in a way that he was once towards the bottom, but he is rising and will also do whatever it takes, for him to be able to reach the top. At first he is just…
Wall Street was a film that seemed to be extremely outdated from the film viewers aspect. The visuals throughout the entire film were quite bland and blurry. The film itself was also not very intriguing for me. I found it to be very boring and had much more potential for the story line that it had. It seemed to me that the director did not do as much as he truly could have. Although the long shots in the film, like the one of Bud walking into the office was quite good. This shot gave the viewer a sense of what Bud's office/ work life was like on a daily basis. From his secretaries all the way to the upper…
I've been waiting to see this one for a long time. It's a pretty iconic movie, I'm sure everyone had at least seen the poster once or twice before.
Wall Street is about a young and ambitious stock broker, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen), who is willing to take illegal shortcuts to rise to the top. He's taken under the wing of an experienced and greedy businessman who shows him the ropes. The film feels to me as though it has a touch of Scorsese in it, it's got your self made man, rise and fall but it's not filled with nearly as much glamour. I was a little bit disappointed but I did go in with unrealistically high expectations.
Oliver Stone se anotó un tanto al diseñar el personaje de Gordon Gekko, auténtico icono de la fiebre codiciosa de la década de los 80 del siglo XX. Paradójicamente, lo que se pensó como un contra-modelo acabó convertido en referente de una generación de “yuppies” deseosos de emular aquello de Greed is good.
En lo estrictamente cinematográfico, Wall Street plantea una historia que resulta especialmente interesante en su primera mitad, pero que acaba sepultada por la vulgaridad en la segunda. Ello es debido a tópicos recursos de guión, tales como la inclusión de una subtrama amorosa con el personaje de Daryl Hannah, pésimamente perfilado, o a la también muy manida relación padre/hijo, ésta última con el aliciente de ser interpretada…
Unnecessary scenes, poorly acted besides Douglas. Interesting style, though I think Oliver Stone has no heart. 55/100 Mediocre
I'm biased. I've seen WALL STREET so many times, and my first viewings were bonding experiences with my aunt, who used to work in securities law and provided commentary on sordid tales of businessmen and interesting inside information on how insider trading works. I'm also completely insane for 80's junk - the computers and big phones and suits and ugly art brings me a great amount of joy.
Those things are obviously superficial. It's incredible story about men and their breaking points, their hopes and fears, how they handle pressure and what society expects of them. Charlie Sheen is perfect, his hopeful baby-face makes every line seem naive. We know he's going to fall from the beginning, that he's going…
It's a cultural icon of sorts. And even though it has those shakespearian narrative elements, it lacks a certain charm and depth.
Or was the steel-like surface of the tale thoroughly calculated?
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List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2013 edition,…