This is good but not great Scorsese.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Biography, Comedy, Crime
Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill
Marissa said on Saturday, March 01, 2014 8:51:06 PM
Is this movie doing anything new? At this point, "white Wall Street conmen experience meteoric rise and disgraceful plummet, as accompanied by prostitutes and drugs; cause us to question our own social values" isn't new ground to tread. In a year where we had some pretty cool and unusual things happening in mainstream cinema (an animated "princess" movie where the most important relationship was between two sisters, a space thriller whose face was a middle-aged woman, a high-grossing action movie starring a young woman, a sci-fi blockbuster where 2/3 leads were NOT white men, a female buddy-cop movie), this just seems....tired. And honestly, nothing in this movie asks any questions that haven't been asked a million times, in similar explorations. Lets celebrate Progress not Excess.
DeeJay said on Sunday, January 26, 2014 1:14:00 AM
I would have to agree this movie is great just a bit to long... I enjoyed it. The best was Jonah hill acting like a complete jackass at times. B+
Mike said on Monday, December 30, 2013 11:47:22 AM
DiCaprio is excellent (as usual). Jonah Hill is very good too. That's saying a lot for me because I ma not a fan of Jonah Hill. For the most part I agree completely with Richard here. The movie is way too long and after a while you get worn down by watching this group of criminals in their excess and periods of self destruction. I would give this movie a B instead of a B+.