Wall Street Synopsis
A yuppie broker (Charlie Sheen) courts a corporate raider (Michael Douglas) with inside information.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's slick, melodramatic, even inherently trashy - but a blue-chip moviegoer investment. [11 Dec 1987, p.1D]
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stone's most impressive achievement in this film is to allow all the financial wheeling and dealing to seem complicated and convincing, and...
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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
As with Platoon, Stone captures the horrific essence of an environment and transfers it to us without the need for prior knowledge....
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75

TV Guide

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Stone intentionally set out to make a good old-fashioned liberal drama about the evils of unchecked capitalism. This approach results in a...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
The world of Wall Street is that of a lush soap opera-"Dynasty" with a moral. It gets the barn burning, all right, but it has no impact....
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
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...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Oliver Stone's Wall Street plays like "Platoon" in civvies. It's a good bad movie, unable to muster the moral firepower of the earlier...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Despite some casting problems, director paints a convincing portrait of a frenzied world. [11 Dec 1987, p.D1]
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Wall Street is a silly, pretentious melodrama that panders to the current fascination with insider trading. [10 Dec 1987, p.1]
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12

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
For all its hip, rat-a-tat dialogue and a sharp photographic look that give Wall Street a feeling that something exciting is happening, the...
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Good movie and loved the ending

By Varvaro
I must admit i am a bit bias in rating this movie because i love the stock market and stories of success on the street. Even without my love for stocks i must admit this was still a pretty good...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Timeless cautionary tale of excess has other mature themes.
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