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About the Movie
Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar®-winning role as one of the screen's most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko. Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf). But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 222
- Fresh: 122
- Rotten: 100
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Stone used to know in his gut that a sermon belongs in the pulpit, not the multiplex. No more.
Fresh: There are times when iconic characters should be left alone to bask in the glory of a single appearance and, unfortunately, that's the case with Gordon Gekko.
Fresh: In a perverse but amusing way, Money Never Sleeps sometimes seems like film noir for CNBC junkies.
Rotten: Some welcome skulduggery ensues, but the movie's ultimate agenda of rehabilitating a classic bad guy is a big disappointment.
I thought it was great, but the first one is better
Yes I loved this movie, Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko. Frank Langella's role was small but still fantastic, Josh Brolin was good too. The reason why this film couldn't be as great as the first film is for two reasons: 1.) It was not Rated: R, 2.) Shia LaBeouf got waaay too much face time. This is Michael Douglas's film not his. Oliver Stone made this film great, but just missed from making it classic. Still, I highly recommend you see this cause Michael Douglas isn't gonna be around forever. Pray for him so he will get better from cancer.
Loved the Cameo with Charlie Sheen.
Do not watch if you are expecting something similar to the original
The movie starts out well in the opening scenes and then takes a dive bomb from there. There are too many plot lines and the attempt to capture the entire financial crisis in 3 characters makes the story and characters completely unbelievable. Shia Labeouf as a banker is somewhat believable if he played a role similar to Bud Fox, a lower level person trying to make it in the financial industry. Lets be honest Shia is not a top level investment banker that deals with the heads of large financial institutions. Josh Brolin is good but his character is placed in completely unbelievable context as he is attempting to characterize not an individual, but at least 3 banks in the financial crisis. Michael Douglas should have been the focus. Bottom line the Movie is nowhere close to the original and Oliver Stone is much better than producing this garbage. The financial crisis was too complicated to be told by 3 characters and interwoven with subplots of clean energy, a Daughter hating her father and Shia Labeouf's completely unbelievable character.
The original is the real deal.
A little too long and a little too boring.
Should've been less Shia LaBeouf (he's bad), more Michael Douglas (he's pretty awesome).