Finally watched this. I thought it was ok. Definitely much better than Wall Street 2, in terms of a "finance" movie.
Interesting that they tried humanize some of the characters... making them (and their real-life counterparts) less of a villain following the financial crisis. I'm sure some felt "morally" wrong, but ultimately it came down to money...
In my Top 10 for 2011. Great ensemble piece. I read a review that aptly said that this would actually make a better play. Very Glengarry Glen Ross-like (albeit not in the same league) in terms of the cast and dialogue.
My only flaw with the film is there's not really any balance within the script. It's continually tense, which I loved, but there was never room to breathe.