Wall Street

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Timeless cautionary tale of excess has other mature themes.

R 1987 126 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Greed is good

A great movie showing the glamour, excess, and pitfalls of capitalism and life on Wall Street. As for kids, there is some very minor violence, brief nudity, and plenty of swearing. More importantly, your kids might not understand what's going on and might find it boring.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
age 17+

Good cautionary lesson about greed and critical thinking.

Call me prudish but they could have done without the full frontal nudity within the first 3 minutes. Aside from that, great performances by excellent actors bring us two lessons that are as important today as they were in the 80s. First that greed is not good. Second, trust he has to be earned.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

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