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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…
idk i was pretty baked
daryl hannah's face is out of its damn mind.
One of Oliver Stone's weaker films. This subject matter is not often dealt with in film, so it's hard to compare it with other examples, however I came out of the film with the strong feeling that it could, and should, be done much better. Whether this is possible is up for debate (try to create a film about hacking that most people will find interesting... then try again with it remaining realistic!), but there are many areas which could be improved upon. Scene composition was flat, some of the acting was stiff or incongruous (John C. McGinley's character in particular was very jarring, seeming out of place and conflicted with why the film-maker included the character, Martin Sheen seemed…
O 1987 estadunidense.
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I have to give Oliver Stone a lot of credit for this movie. It's a movie that takes a rather dull story about rather unrighteous and unpleasant people, and somehow makes it tense and suspenseful and emotional. Of course, any movie about stockbrokers, I think, needs to have a good script to keep it from snooze land, and this movie has that, thankfully, and a cast that can keep it well afloat. Michael Douglas is tremendous, as Gordon Gekko, a performance that immortalized that very name. Charlie Sheen is Charlie Sheen, but does manage to walk a certain line, never letting his character become too likable, yet keeping…
Worth a watch for the essence of the period, but not as deep or nasty as I was expecting. Charlie Sheen's protagonist exists in a sympathy bubble that's not quite interesting enough to spend any amount of the running time on either side of.
I find money as a plot point inherently uninteresting, meaning that stock market films are a hard sell for me. WOLF OF WALL STREET succeeds because it's actually a farce in disguise, but WALL STREET just barely inches itself over the line of ending up a good movie. The overall story is unremarkable, but there are a number of fantastic scenes that really paint how f'ed up America's finance sector can be. Super depressing to realize that not only did we not learn from the scandals of the '80s, but that Gekko became a "hero" to future white collar criminals of Wall Street.
Great acting all around, save Daryl Hannah who I was not surprised to find won a Razzie for her stonewall of a performance.
A classic story, expertly told. This is what Hollywood entertainment should look like. I especially liked the introduction of Gordon Gekko: glimpsed behind an imposing door, overheard but not met. That there is how you give a character a sense of mythos.
I was hoping there would be a bit more to dig into on the thematic side, but everything in this movie is pretty straightforward. Gordon Gekko is obviously a reprehensible dillweed. The things that are obviously immoral and wrong are portrayed as being obviously immoral and wrong. Maybe things looked different when this movie was released, but it's 2015 now. I am aware that people on Wall Street do not always act in a perfectly ethical fashion. So, yeah, it's all SUPER OBVIOUS, but the movie also manages to mostly avoid being didactic or preachy, so I can't be too hard on it. "Obvious" is far from the worst thing that a movie can be.
Worth Watching? Not particularly...
Story: An upcoming broker teams up with an established broker to do stock trade stuff, mostly illegal.
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As far as Wall Street's reputation goes, I was a little underwhelmed by its villain, the infamous Gordon Gekko. Perhaps it is because this was my first time seeing the movie, almost 30 years after its release and had seen more interesting and compelling versions since then, like Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler, or any character in Glengarry Glen Ross. Even the main character Bud Fox seemed dated in his material wants. This was just a hard movie for me to really get into.
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List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…