Parent reviews for Wall Street

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 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
age 17+

A good introduction to the goods and evils of the business world.

When Bud Fox meets Gordon Gekko he thinks that Gekko can teach him about the business world. Fox starts to think otherwise when he sees that Gekko is greedy and focused solely on money. At that point Fox has to make a critical moral choice. A perfect opportunity for parents to talk to their children about some of the evils of the business world. It's also a great opportunity for parents to let their children know that, in the 1980s, some high-powered conservative men like Gordon Gekko held on to sexist beliefs and didn't treat women well, as they hadn't yet caught on to the idea of treating women equally like most others did. Older teens can learn something about the inner workings of businesses.