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The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s best picture since Goodfellas and his fifth with Leonardo DiCaprio is at once hilarious, terrifying, hallucinogenic, infuriating, awe-inspiring, meandering and, at three hours, utterly exhausting. It’s also (in this critic’s opinion) the best movie of 2013, possibly DiCaprio’s finest work and the bitch slap that Wall Street deserves—even if the true but ludicrous story of financial criminal, stock-market juggernaut and rampant drug addict Jordan Belfort could inspire others to aspire to his level of douchebaggery. This is a man who makes Gordon Gecko seem like Mother Teresa. With his buddies, he runs roughshod over the financial well-being of rich and poor alike and creates for himself a world of drug-addled debauchery that makes Hunter S. Thompson’s escapades seem like a college freshman’s. Some may scoff at the runtime, or at the film’s episodic look into Belfort’s debauchery, but both just serve to further pummel you into submission as our “hero” glides through a privileged life with a steady diet of Quaaludes, cocaine, hookers, alcohol, sushi and hubris. Every moment counts. Every scene is frontloaded with hysterics and backloaded with dread. It is a modern masterpiece of excess, style and lunacy.
  • Genres: Biography, Docudrama
  • Running Time: 179 minutes
  • Release Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Drug Use, Graphic Nudity, Language Throughout, Some Violence, Strong Sexual Content ]
  • Critic's Score: A
  • Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio [Jordan Belfort], Jonah Hill [Donnie Azoff], Margot Robbie [Naomi], Matthew McConaughey [Mark Hanna], Kyle Chandler [Patrick Denham], Jon Bernthal [Brad], Jon Favreau [Manny Riskin], Rob Reiner [Max Belfort], Jean Dujardin [Jean-Jacques Saurel], Joanna Lumley [Aunt Emma], Cristin Milioti [Teresa Petrillo], Christine Ebersole [Leah Belfort], Shea Whigham [Captain Ted Beecham], Katarina Cas [Chantalle], P.J. Byrne [Nicky Koskoff], Kenneth Choi [Chester Ming], Brian Sacca [Robbie Feinberg], Henry Zebrowski [Alden Kupferberg], Ethan Suplee [Toby Welch]
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese [Director], Terence Winter [Screenwriter], Martin Scorsese [Producer], Leonardo DiCaprio [Producer], Riza Aziz [Producer], Joey McFarland [Producer], Emma Koskoff [Producer], Alexandra Milchan [Executive Producer], Rick Yorn [Executive Producer], Irwin Winkler [Executive Producer], Joel Gotler [Executive Producer], George Kacandes [Executive Producer], Danny Dimbort [Executive Producer], Rodrigo Prieto [Cinematographer], Thelma Schoonmaker [Film Editor], Bob Shaw [Production Design], Chris Shriver [Art Director], Ellen Christiansen [Set Decoration], Sandy Powell [Costume Designer], Ellen Lewis [Casting]
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