42- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [6.0]

As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor.

In a sea of endless sequels, remakes and reboots, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps stands apart, as it had a good reason to be made. The stock market crisis of the late-2000s was ripe material to get Gordon Gekko back on the screen. This worthy follow up to the 1987 classic has its share of missteps (very long expositional scene of Gekko family drama, the ghost of a deceased character appearing), but it is still an entertaining film. One of the bigger things I can take away from Money Never Sleeps is that David Byrne’s music (which is all over the soundtrack) is meant for movie montages.

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One response to “42- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [6.0]”

  1. Castor says :

    I thought it was an incredibly unfocused and poorly paced movie. This bored me to tears. The performances are good but Stone doesn’t know how to end a movie or even make the story semi-compelling.

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