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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Shia LaBeouf
Michael Douglas
Josh Brolin
Carey Mulligan
Susan Sarandon
Frank Langella
Directors
Oliver Stone
Screenwriters
Allan Loeb
Stephen Schiff
Running Time
133 minutes

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Plot
Trader Jake Moore (Shia LaBeouf) lives with Winnie (Carey Mulligan), estranged daughter of disgraced Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). When banker Bretton James (Josh Brolin) drives senior broker Louis Zabel (Frank Langella) to suicide, Jake approaches the seemingly reformed Gekko to enlist his help in revenge. Meanwhile, the sub-prime mortgage crisis puts a strain on the global economy.


Verdict
This subject demands a Godfather Part II, but Stone and collaborators have turned in a Godfather Part III. There is a lot of good material, but LaBeouf nearly sinks it and we could use much more of the old Gekko brimstone.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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