A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
3hr(2013) Biography, Crime, Drama
This film is every definition of the word “impeccable.” Scorcese’s fantastic storytelling ability mixed with phenomenal acting from DiCaprio, Hill and the rest of the cast makes for an awesome combination. The film is never boring and gives you a glimpse into the life of a man who had everything in the world only to have it taken away. – MR_Heraclius (IMDB – 10/10)
Based on the true story surrounding Jordan Belfort, this is another Martin Scorsese directed classic. Intertwining crime, comedy, corruption and the federal government, makes for an acting performance delivered all around. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and plenty other big names have a role to play. So successful it nearly tripled its production budget of $100 million at the box office!
Lengthy going 3 hours, the screenplay is that impressive, it is far from few going flat. Dynamic in the fun scenes full of energy and enthusiasm, it glorifies the lifestyle that it depicts. Morally obscene, that mostly does not take away the development of important plot elements. Stylish in cinematography, each angle provided with perfect soundtrack choices took advantage of each piece of dialogue or monologue.
Finally, I do think this is a good move but watching it a second time around lost some points for me. Going into the territory of being over the top, a farce taking away credibility in some areas, I resonate with some of the negative critics out there. Nonetheless, I recommend this movie if you can look past the cringe of emphasis on manipulation. It is loud, conflicting realism; but overall enough value in the satisfaction that is worth the time.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is infectiously entertaining. It is probably the funniest movie I have seen all year with witty dialogue, over the top characters, and filled with energy that bleeds off the screen. Between all the fun however, there is also a story about addiction and how it can cause a downward spiral in your life whether it be drugs, money, or power. – TheConnoisseeurReviews (IMDB – 9/10_
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