Wall Street

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father (Martin Sheen). Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties.

Michael Douglas gives the best performance of his career. As Gordon Gekko, Douglas is a standout. He proves greed is good with his charm, quick wit and ruthlessness. Charlie Sheen is brilliant as young, ambitious Bud Fox who idolises Gekko along with Martin Sheen as Bud’s father.

Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK) directs a well-paced captivating film that draws you in from beginning to end. Stone co-writes with Stanley Weiser a sharp and well-written script with memorable lines. The cinematography is wonderfully shot by Robert Richardson and superb editing by Claire Simpson.

An outstanding cast with excellent dialogue and direction, Wall Street is a superb film. One of my favourite movies. A must see for Oliver Stone fans.

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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