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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [2010]

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Michael Douglas returns as the Wall Streeter who proclaimed, "greed is good" and ended up in jail for eight years for financial shenanigans. Now out of prison, he returns to his old life and has his sights set on a new target (Shia LaBeouf). Also with Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Oliver Stone. [2:16]

DUELING CRITICS

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"...[Michael] Douglas is the nexus. He won a Best Actor Oscar the first time around, and this time gives Gekko uncounted layers as he fakes, deals and fuels fires. Stone makes Gekko the speaker of hard truths, and Douglas makes that investment pay off - big-time."

- Joe Neumaier

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"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps might be the movie-TV crossover point, wherein the sequel to an influential eighties motion picture is so loaded with characters and crosscurrents that we wonder why it isn’t a thirteen-hour cable mini-series instead of an impacted two-hour mess. The film is like my portfolio: full of promise, with minuscule returns."

- David Edelstein



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CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Justin Chang | Variety
Pete Hammond | Boxoffice Magazine
Kimberley Jones | Austin Chronicle
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post | Baltimore Sun
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Dana Stevens | Slate
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Kyle Smith | New York Post
Scott Bowles | USA Today
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Andrew O'Hehir | Salon.com
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Nicholas Schager | Slant Magazine
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
M. E. Russell | Portland Oregonian
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Keith Phipps | Onion AV Club
Nick Pinkerton | Village Voice
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Richard Corliss | Time
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Stephanie Zacharek | Movieline
David Edelstein | New York Magazine






































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