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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he forges a fragile alliance with onetime Wall Street hotshot Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) shortly after Gekko is released from prison. Having served eight years for securities fraud, money laundering, and racketeering, Gekko emerges from prison to find that his daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), prefers to remain estranged, and that his former Wall Street cohorts are still raking in the cash. Flash-forward to 2008, and Winnie is dating a proprietary trader named Jake Moore… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The old Gordon Gekko would have torn this movie apart with his gleaming teeth, while today?s Gekko seems content just to nibble on the edges."
‑ Sean Means, Film.com
"Great to see Douglas back in the role that won him an Oscar. But even when he's offscreen, he's a bigger presence than LaBeouf."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Lazy directing on the behalf of Oliver Stone, the miscasting of Shia LaBeouf and an often incomprehensible plot turn this film into a total mess."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"Maybe Stone's growth as a filmmaker mirrors that of Gordon's as a person; having had time to calm down a bit over the years, he seems to have settled into a more relaxed state."
‑ Stephen Lambrechts, IGN Movies AU
"Those who see [Gordon Gekko] as an antihero worthy of redemption might find this kinder, gentler Wall Street worth sitting through."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"This is a pulp novelisation of the banking crisis and its pleas for relevance ring hollow."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Stone used to know in his gut that a sermon belongs in the pulpit, not the multiplex. No more."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The bottom line on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is that it is sprinkled with inspired scenes, but is never able to fully engage the viewer because of its meandering and unfocused storylines."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"In the midst of all the incomprehensible money-babble, there are still pit stops of entertainment."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Stone has missed the moment with his belated sequel ... Instead of being ahead of the game, he's now lagging behind [and] he's made a movie that already seems out of date."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"There are times when iconic characters should be left alone to bask in the glory of a single appearance and, unfortunately, that's the case with Gordon Gekko."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Stone handles the financial stuff quite well."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"As a comment on the recession it's a spineless failure, but as a piece of entertaining fluff it does its job well."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"There really is a lot to like about Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps but ultimately, like the trader's they're chronicling, the filmmakers are unable to resist the impulse to have their cake and eat it too."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"A decidedly inferior sequel."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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