The Wolf of Wall Street-2013
Starring-Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Scott’s Review #33
Reviewed June 17, 2014
Martin Scorsese’s latest offering is a tale of overindulgence, chaos, and debauchery in the world of stockbroking during the 1980’s. The film is superb. It is a drug filled, sex filled, over the top, loud, testosterone fueled, frenetic extravaganza that works on so many levels. Humorous and mouth dropping scenes occur throughout the film.
The casting is flawless- Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill deserve the praise and Oscar nominations reaped on them. The supporting actors are perfect- Rob Reiner, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler. With Scorsese you will receive an intelligent film, though very R rated. Similar in style to another of his masterpieces, Goodfellas, as it is narrated by the main character (Dicaprio). Comparisons to the 1987 film Wall Street are silly. This film is much deeper, grittier, and frankly, much better. Do not let the unfathomable running time of three hours discourage you- the time goes by very fast.