1987 ***1/2 126 mins.
Unfortunately, I watched the old DVD of this movie, and the picture quality is quite terrible. Maybe that affected my opinion of the film a bit, but I'm trying to not let it. Wall Street is a very fast-paced film, full of technical jargon that may lose lot of people. I followed it pretty well, and I loved the character portrayed by Michael Douglas. Douglas is what made the film watchable. Charlie Sheen is rather dull, and Daryl Hannah was nothing special. Oliver Stone's prowess as a director helped tremendously, but the editing was quite choppy, and the ending left a lot to be desired. It's a very uneven film about a small time stock broker's meteoric rise to the top and the man who got him there, only to take advantage of him.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Stanley Weiser & Oliver Stone