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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

 -  Drama  -  24 September 2010 (USA)
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Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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mentor | greed | crisis | economy | money | See more »

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Gordon never gives up

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Wall Street 2  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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£675,549 (UK) (15 October 2010)

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$52,474,616 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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During the meeting between Jake and Bretton James in James' study, as James is walking in it, you can clearly see a black and white photograph of Jackie Kennedy hanged in the study wall, probably from the times when she was first lady. See more »

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When Jake Gives a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label to the Chinese investor, he says: "This is for you - American Whisky." Johnny Walker is and always has been Scottish. See more »

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Gordon Gekko: Stop telling lies about me and I'll stop telling the truth about you.
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Performed by Basko feat. Nomadik & Chris Classic
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Call me Gekko.. Gordon Gekko!
26 August 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Oliver Stone's 1987 film "Wall Street" had taken it's viewers into an exotic world. 23 years later, Oliver Stone returns with it's sequel. Apparently this is the first ever sequel Stone has directed. First movie was a huge hit as came at time when financial news was just a news for everybody and suddenly there was this movie on banking that looked like thriller. This time there's nothing exotic about it anymore. Its based on the nightly news on unemployment corporate downsizing.

But, it is that rare sequel that took its time-23 years and not only it advances its story but also has something new to say. Stone and his sawy writers Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff, have crafted a tale that takes advantage of viewers' newfound knowledge and cynicism. Stone has cast his movie well with Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan to attract younger viewers, and Michael Douglas' return as Gekko can't help being a major lure.

The story settles quickly on young proprietary trader Jake Moore (LaBeouf), who just happens to be in love with Winnie Gekko (Mulligan), Gordon's estranged daughter. Despite Gekko's attempts to warn Wall Street of the economic downturn and stock market crash no one takes him seriously because of his early crimes. Then Gekko tries to rebuild his relationship with his daughter who always accused him for her brother's suicide. In the mean while, global economy is on the verge of disaster, Jake, a young Wall Street trader joins hands with Gekko on a two tier mission.

Can you win two Oscars playing the same role? An actor rarely gets the opportunity to revive a breakthrough role in a way that allows him to rethink the character and to reflect on where fatal flaws once lay. Douglas does this brilliantly. LaBeouf is top notch. He nicely balances his character's idealism and shrewdness. Mulligan and Brolin deliver strong supporting roles with attention-grabbing characters.

Stone has tried a different way of direction this time. His camera work can be either praised in a great manner or people might be turned off. Either ways, no one can ignore the class he has put in the movie. As stated earlier, camera work is glittering and glossy. Background score is scintillating.

To conclude, I would just say that go for it to experience Gordon Gekko after 23 years and of course the class of Stone in a movie on finance, thrill and banking and the brilliant camera-work!

My Rating: 8/10

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