The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

logoDirector: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Terence Winter (Screenplay) Jordan Belfort (Novel)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley

 

Plot: Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) wants to be rich and as he enters the cut throat world of stockbroking he takes a meteoric rise to the top. Jordan and his partner Donnie (Hill) start making more money than they could have ever imagined but with that money comes, drug, sex and drinking addiction that drive them and slowly take over them. With FBI agent Patrick Denham (Chandler) tracking down their wrong doings we see how long they can stay at the top before it all comes crumbling down.

 

Verdict: Good drama that shows how money controls people

Story: All I have heard is how brilliant this is and in all honesty I don’t get the hype. For the whole biographic side it is good and I do understand that they were out of control, but there is way, way too much drug use for the sake of it. I found myself just wanting some scenes to end and move on to the next chapter and other storylines were just, he is now dead. In conclusion I found the story too long. (8/10)

 

Actor Review: Leonardo DiCaprio – Jordan playing his rise and fall. Leo is brilliant having to go through all sorts of emotions and different reactions to every scene. He dominates the screen whenever he is on it, this will be added to his fine performances he always puts out. Star Performance Award (10/10)

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Actor Review: Jonah Hill – Donnie the guy Jordan started the business with and gets to the top with him. It a great supporting role as he becomes more of the loose cannon of the team. (9/10)

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Actor Review: Margot Robbie – Naomi Jordan wife who enjoys the high life with him. It what is one of her first major roles she is great as the good side to Leo’s drive but doesn’t get enough screen time. (8/10)

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Director Review: Martin ScorseseHe is the master of the epic films and this is great but it focuses way too much on the wrong things that are going on in the story. (7/10)

 

Crime: We see all the crimes they are committing but only hear a small parts what consequences of the crimes are. (8/10)

Believability: True Story (10/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: Nearly every setting is an expensive idea showing how well the rich are doing. (9/10)

Suggestion: It is long so if you don’t want to sit around and watch a film for three hours then you can easily miss this. The diehard fans of the stars will have to watch but I feel this isn’t something you really have to watch. (Try It)

 

Best Part: The moment when Jordan gets a small time job and shocks everyone with his selling ability.

Worst Part: Too much drugs

Oscar Chances: Nominated for 5 Oscars

Chances of Sequel: No

 

Overall:  A long biopic that will leave you disappointed

Rating 80

3 comments

  1. […] 2010 Onwards: ‘The Ghost’ offered another chance to make a film but this was going to be a big year for Jon. A small show called ‘The Walking Dead’ gave him a lead role as Shane and even though he was only around for a couple of seasons he did enough to start getting some serious supporting film roles. These include ‘Rampart’, ‘Snitch’, ‘Grudge Match’ and the hugely popular ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ […]

  2. The drug use is an integral part of the story to demonstrate how quickly it corrupts and continues to corrupt. It is also used as an instrument to show that like drugs, you can be just as addicted to money and here they go hand in hand, feeding off each other. Thus has been the best film of the Oscar contenders I have seen thus year so far. Your nark IMHO is accurate, but I think perhaps some of your commentary is harshly negative. Just my 2 cents. KIU 🙂

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