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The Wolf of Wall Street

19 Jan

the wolf of wall streetNominations: Best Picture, Leading Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Director (Martin Scorsese), Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (IMDb)

I really like Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations, but I think this is their best one yet. Three hour movies normally shouldn’t be three hours long, but I thought this actually filled up the time really well. Those three hours are completely filled with so much drugs, sex, and profanity, that I can understand why some people didn’t like it. Also, the treatment of the female characters is not great. I didn’t love that, but I also recognized that it was accurate to the story, and really showed how terrible these men were actually. However, despite all of that, I was laughing almost the entire movie. I heard it was a dark comedy, but I also wasn’t expecting it to be that dark or that comic. This is one of my favorite performances out of DiCaprio. He completely just went for it and it worked. Jonah Hill also did a really nice job, it was something different for him, and I loved it. Something else I really enjoyed the cinematography. All of the scenes where characters were high were filmed so creatively. So, while this may not be for everyone, this definitely worked for me.

8.5/10

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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “The Wolf of Wall Street

  1. cogitofilm

    January 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Just watched this film and reviewed it myself; I’m afraid I do not think that this is Marty-Leo’s best in terms of content, though I do agree that the film makes an entertaining one time watch. Honestly, I was a tad disappointed because to me, the film really seemed like a shadow of several others before, only jazzed up the Scorsese way. But I can understand why you liked the film, and I would have to totally agree with you about the cinematography 🙂

     

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