Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, the financial icon Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. He now has to play catch-up and redefine himself in a different era. Gekko has to become relevant again. But a young, idealistic investment banker, Jacob Moore, learns the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator – and if there’s one place where you can redefine yourself, one place where your relevance is a deal away, it’s Wall Street. —Cannes Film Festival
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success.
After dropping out of Yale University, Oliver Stone became a soldier in the Vietnam War. Serving in two different regiments (including 1rst Cavalry), he was introduced to The Doors, drugs, Jefferson Airplane, and other things that defined the sixties. For his actions in the war, he was awarded a Bronze Star for Gallantry and a Purple Heart. Returning from the war, Stone did not return to graduate from Yale. His first film was a student film entitled Last Year in Viet Nam (1971), followed by the gritty horror film Seizure (1974) for which he also wrote the screenplay. The next seven years saw him direct two films: Mad Man of Martinique (1979) and The Hand (1981), starring Michael Caine. He also wrote many screenplays… read more
Painfully underrated. Stone mirrors the original film with obvious similarities, and makes the point ever stronger that capitalism is no longer a world confined to that of 'Wall Street', but rather more like a virus, spread out of control. A stunning film with minor flaws but put into context an important one.
I've never enjoyed Shaia LeBouf's acting so much as I did here. Frankly, I wasn't entirely sure the son of a gun could act, but Stone seemed to bring out something great in him. Speaking of Stone, his direction otherwise felt really hot and cold here. Same with the script. Good for a watch though.
"This is your brain." Manohla Dargis in the New York Times: "This is your brain on a Gaspar Noé movie. More specifically, Enter the
"Michael Douglas returns as ruthless Wall Street trader Gordon Gekko, out of the joint, enjoying his new celebrity as a semi-recovering