Wall Street
Wall Street (1987)

"Greed is Good." This is the credo of the aptly named Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the antihero of Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Gekko, a high-rolling corporate raider, is idolized by young-and-hungry broker Bud Fox (Charlie… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 11, 1987
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With Wall Street, Oliver Stone delivers a blunt but effective -- and thoroughly well-acted -- jeremiad against its era's veneration of greed as a means to its own end.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The sensibility of this movie is so adolescent that it's hard to take it as seriously as the filmmakers intend us to.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Wall Street isn't a movie to make one think. It simply confirms what we all know we should think, while giving us a tantalizing, Sidney Sheldon-like peek into the boardrooms and bedrooms of the rich and powerful.

Cathy Burke
United Press International

The conflict may be familiar, but Stone brings the mystery of Wall Street's heros and villains, its big-stakes players and two-bit salesmen into sharp focus. It's a look that is both exhilarating and astounding.

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Variety Staff

Watching Oliver Stone's Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

With its posturing politics and cardboard characterizations, Wall Street is not up to [Oliver Stone's] past standards.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an eye-opening behind-the-scenes glimpse at an almost alien landscape.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Dramatically inept, the film also muddles its naļve moralising.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In Wall Street...you will see the evil, capitalistic impulses of man. Towards the end, you will see the self-righteous impulses of liberal finger-waggers. It's hard to tell which is worse.

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Dustin Putman

For a motion picture that, at the time of shooting, was intended to be relatively hip and cutting-edge, it is now so laughably outdated it almost feels like science-fiction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhćes
With Michael Douglas in a superb and unforgettable performance as the voracious shark Gordon Gekko, this is an excellent film that relies on an elegant dialogue… More
Emily Armstrong
Seeing this movie, I feel kind of ripped off knowing going in that Gordon Gecko was the villain. I think figuring that out for myself might have been a pleasure… More
Alex roy
I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest Oliver Stone fan. He's some great films (Platoon, Natural Born Killers) but I find that his films basically… More
Ross Collins
Oliver Stone's antithesis to the 80s money greed culture examines the important things in life as an upwardly mobile stockbroker attempts to help out his… More
Jennifer Xu
Eh, I thought it was going to be better. Gordon Gekko isn't as cool as I thought he was going to be.
Sophie Burgess
A good idea but I just couldn't follow the story. Way too technical and only understandable for people who understand money and what goes on in Wall… More