"As a fan of David Decocteaus films The Brotherhood trilogy, Voodoo Academy and others I was very excited to see Wolves of Wall Street. However, I was very disappointed. Everything that made the previous films so campy and great are completely gone. This film takes itself way to seriously. It's about a young man who gets a job on Wall Street and then is turned into a werewolf, but we never get to see any werewolves. They all remain in human form acting like werewolves. Theres no blood, no scares, nothing. There's only one scene with guys in their underwear which David has made his trademark in all of his previous films. The only thing that it has going for it is the acting. The acting is by far the best of his films, thanks in part to Elisa Donavan from Clueless and Sabrina and Eric Roberts, an acadmey award nominated actor."
SereneNight | 11/05/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a film fanatic and must admit to a certain level of snobbery when viewing and evaluating most work. However, I've been known to make exceptions when certain filmmakers present their work as pure kitsch or camp and nothing more. Typically that has been the case with David Decocteau, whose Voodo Academy, Leeches and the Brotherhood are classic examples of kitsch at its best. His plots are generally vacuous vehicles for soft-core homoeroticism that I've found quite entertaining. In fact, Decocteau has developed something of a cult following for his lingering shots of half nude young males who are traditionally quite beautiful and are generally in foreboding predicaments of various sorts. Heterosexual directors have done this for years with beautiful young actresses. It's nice to see the tables turned on men for once. I like the idea of men being objectified. Anyway, this has been the signature of David Decocteau. With the Wolves of Wall Street he is trying to go "legit" and mimic what the straight directors are doing. The general orientation of the film is heterosexual. Unfortunately, he has failed miserably in crafting anything near a good film. His storyline is derivative, there are no special werewolf effects to speak of (in fact, the so-called werewolves act more like vampires in that they suck blood from the necks of their victims - an identity crisis much like this film) and the general demeanor of the film is flat. And, I disagree with one reviewer who said the only redeeming quality of the film is its actors. I felt they were all terrible, including Eric Roberts, who is not known in Hollywood circles as a particularly respectable thesbian.I just received a mail ordered copy of the film on DVD. I plan on unloading it immediately. I highly recommend that you avoid this one at all costs!"
This movie had one good concept
ReaderFanatic | Chicago, IL United States | 06/21/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I liked the concept about a pack of wolves being money hungry on Wall Street.
that's about where my enjoyment for this movie begins and ends.
Other than that, there were no real werewolves in this film. The acting was bad enough. Eric Roberts didn't do too bad, but that's about it. The plot could have been better and it had a stupid ending... really stupid ending.
And the homoerotica was just lame. I've seen just about all of David Decoteau's films and in all honesty, I'm never expecting much, except a bunch of pretty boys prancing around in their undies. But I will say this, if you're going to continue to make movies with homoerotic undertones, then be bold for once and actually have gay characters in your movies! Show a man/man kiss for a change."
Werewolves of Wallstreet
SereneNight | California, USA | 07/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When pretty boy Jeff, decides to move to New York to get a job on Wall Street, he is shocked and amazed when he hits the big time and gets a job at Wolfe Brothers. Wolfe Brothers, ran by charismatic Dyson, seems like a dream job...Or is it...? His boss seems to have some unusual habits... Well, aside from urinating off of buildings he seems like a perfectly normal boss to me, (Grin). LOL. Things get strange, when Dyson begins hitting on his girlfriend, and the pack decides to make Jeff one of THEM. Can Jeff make it out alive? Or is he destined to be, just one of the pack.I liked this film a great deal. Especially the first part. I thought the ending was a little bad, (I love how the werewolves just stand around to be killed), and I felt that Jeff was a bit of a jerk to the pack alpha, whom I felt was a fairly nice guy for a monster. I would've reworked the ending differently, perhaps having Jeff go on the run or ran the pack or something. The ending seemed rushed and made no real sense.Peeves? I was kind of bored at the beginning but this film really picks up. Rated R for nudity, sex, and violence."
So bad I was laughing
Jonathan Appleseed | 04/04/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When the handsome young stock brokers started taking off their clothes, stripped down to their tight black shorts, and crawled on their knees with their hard bodies and bulbous rears well exposed, I knew I was watching a David DeCoteau film. The fact that it wasn't a film just short of being soft core gay porn didn't confuse me in the slightest. The scene made no sense, and DeCoteau finds the strangest reasons to strip his boys down into their underwear.
I will admit that the inclusion of Eric Roberts had me wondering, but all I really wondered was: WHY? He couldn't have been that desperate for money. He's still acting. Maybe he isn't making the kind of money his sister is, but still...the guy's earning a decent living.
Regardless, this movie had the stench of horror written all over it - and not the good kind of horror. The climax was so silly I was...well I repeate myself here...laughing. Seriously, you have to see it to believe it.
Thank goodness for "On-Demand" from your local cable carriers, I suppose. I never would have seen this "gem" otherwise."