Maybe money never sleeps, but this missed opportunity of a movie will have audiences dozing. show more
Mr. Douglas's performance in the sequel measures up to Gekko's rep, but the rest of the movie is pumped up to the bursting point with gasbag caricatures, overblown sermons and a semicoherent swirl of events surrounding the economy's recent meltdown. show more
The film whipsaws between hyperbolic character study and preachy account of the recent financial meltdown. The two story lines are not well-integrated. show more
It does not even compare to the first one.
A very nice second part to the first classic tale. A bit heartless, although not surprising. It's balanced out with Shia's performance. He has a decent part and pulls it off nicely here unlike his other roles ("crapformers"). This is an entertaining story set in a great backdrop of the financial collapse with characters you can care about.
Shia needs to stop acting, he plays the same guy ever time.