Cogill reviews 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' (PG-13)

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 23 at 6:45 PM

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is an average film, and not in the same league as the compelling 1987 original.

Shia LaBeouf plays the soon-to-be son in law of Gordon Gekko, who just out of prison and is the author of a best-selling book. Gekko's estranged daughter is well-played by Carey Mulligan, and wouldn't you know it -- the two men start doing business together.

Oliver Stone's screenplay misses the heart and soul of the recent financial meltdown, and the plot is much too convoluted and melodramatic.

It's a good-looking film, a slick film, with a few strong moments.

Yes, Michael Douglas returns as Gekko, but he's not in the sequel as much as the first film, and it's disappointing.

This isn't a bad film; just keep your sights average.
 

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