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Old 29-01-2010, 13:35   #21
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Dont get the hatred for him at all. Ive liked him in everything ive seen him in and he was fantastic in A Guide To Recognising Your Saints.

Although i suppose some hate him for the fact he was in Indy 4
Not hatred from me, he's a good enough actor, I just think he is genuinely charmless and uncharismatic. In the same vein as Sean Penn, Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Not always a handicap, I adore The New World, where both the latter's lack of warmth suited their roles. I think I've most enjoyed Shia in Indy, so go figure.

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Old 14-05-2010, 14:34   #22
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Sounds like Stone is still in his 'average' streak:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/...-sleeps-review
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Old 14-05-2010, 14:54   #23
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Sounds like Stone is still in his 'average' streak:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/...-sleeps-review
That review somehow makes me want to see this movie
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Old 14-05-2010, 15:09   #24
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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...7fcd28869c8200

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It got a 'meh' from Mr Kermode.
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Just back form seeing this, and although it had a nice build up and some nice touches (Charlie Sheens cameo and the Smurf's having sex two that stick out) I feel the ending was a bit meh!
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:06   #27
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Going to this tomorrow. Heard Sheen's cameo was supposed to be good alright.
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I had no idea....



Not bothered about knowing, but you guys might wanna spoilerise that bit.
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Thought this was OK - not too keen on the ending or the secondary role that Douglas has in this - LaBoeuf really can't carry the film. In fact, I thnk that he, Mulligan and Brolin (surprise!) were pretty poor, and it was up to the old guard of Douglas, Langella and Sarandon to keep it afloat. It only really gets interesting with that scene on the subway with Douglas and LaBoeuf - which highlights Douglas' charisma and magnetism, and LeBoeuf's lack of these qualities. I think the early stretches of the film really suffer from a lack of Douglas, but on the whole I thought this was pretty watchable. TBH, it's not as if I ever considered Wall St. to be a pinnacle of Stone's achievements in the 80s - can it really compare at all to Salvador or Platoon?
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Just got back from this, OK on the whole, the ending was a let down as I couldn't beleive

Eli Wallach was spectacularly bonkers tho and looks to be about 120 years old.
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Saw this last night, I enjoyed it. I thought Douglas was very good, maybe will get an Oscar nod. Brolin was good, but I couldn't help thinking of him in the Goonies which kind of spoiled it a little.

Why did Oliver Stone feel the need to put himself in so much as well?
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I was utterly disappointed with it. Good performance by Douglas, but story was weak.
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Why did Oliver Stone feel the need to put himself in so much as well?
He only has that brief (but obvious) cameo, doesn't he? Very similar to his turn in the first film, IIRC.
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He's also in a few shots later, nearer the end as an unnamed guy on the phone. It's in one of the split screen shots.
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Solid performances all round and a very timely plot. Nice direction from Stone (apart from that terrible mobile phone call 'pop up' shot in the car) and the music was top draw too. Held me from start to finish. The message got a little muddled along the way too, apparently Greed is bad but being stinking rich by any means necessary looks like a lot of fun.


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We went and saw it last night, wasnt that great. The wife looked a bit bored by it all. The only thing that kept me going is I know that trading floor pretty well and kept pointing out to her 'oh been in that conf room' etc
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was hilarious, he looked like a thin guy in a fat suit
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where can i get the leather motor bike jacket that josh brolin wore?

i'm not too familiar with biking gear but the logo looked like the wolverhampton wonderers
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Dreadful film.

Crappy ending. Didn't understand LeBeouf's motivation. Was it revenge? If so, he didn't really achieve it. He got stuffed by his father in law
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Best part of the film was the ending credits when the Talking Heads track was playing, other than MD (superb as usual) the whole film was simply trash.
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