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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Director:
Martin Scorsese
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Drama/
Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Wolf of Wall Street
RUNNING TIME
180 minutes
Producer:
Martin Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio
Riza Aziz
Joey McFarland
Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Screenwriter (based on the book by Jordan Belfort):
Terence Winter


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jordan Belfort Leonardo DiCaprio
Donnie Azoff Jonah Hill
Naomi Lapaglia Margot Robbie
Mark Hanna Matthew McConaughey
Patrick Denham Kyle Chandler
Max Belfort Rob Reiner
Brad Bodnick Jon Benrthal
Manny Riskin Jon Favreau
Jan-Jacques Saurel Jean Dujardin
Aunt Emma Joanna Lumley
Teresa Petrillo Cristin Milioti
Leah Belfort Christine Ebersole
Captain Ted Beecham Shea Whigham

 

Review

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio aren't simply telling us this story about Wall Street swindler Jordan Belfort, they're practically forcing it down our throats, with a seemingly uncritical conviction of how cool and fun it is. Although the latter may be accounted for because the film certainly has its moments when DiCaprio's energy and the audacity of the story elevates it above its moral dubiousness and long-winded, simplistic form the insistent show-offish storytelling will probably only impress the younger audiences. In short, the filmmakers are a little too much in love with their protagonist. They may think they're giving him a critical treatment, but the mandatory moral rectification towards the end is only going through the motions. In the most elaborate of ways, Scorsese wastes a good opportunity to create something unique out of a fascinating story.

Copyright 3.8.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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