Culture Club: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
“The film dithers over how his destiny should play out, offering us the regretful father, the post-crash moralist, and the lizard king with a deadly tongue. Which Gekko should it back? Can it fudge a compromise between all three? Stone knows that the devil still has the best tunes, and Douglas looks up for doing his dirty work. But the film’s writers have wimped out of giving him his due. Maybe they were having lunch.”
Nicholas Barber agreed with Anthony Quinn that the film fails to live to to its predecessor, although he was suitably impressed by the pace and style of the opening few scenes.
“The film’s opening sweep is everything you’d want it to be: a meaty, propulsive drama fuelled by equal-parts adrenalin and testosterone. As its impeccably tailored protagonists sit around boardroom tables, puffing cigars, the thrilling realisation arrives that you’re watching a mainstream Hollywood entertainment that’s actually aimed at grown-ups.”
So our critics have found little to cheer about Michael Douglas’ new movie. But what do you think of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps?
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