Friday, December 27, 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) ****

Well deserved evisceration of stock pushers in this lively, but a bit too long, film from Martin Scorsese. Sort of Casino goes to Wall Street. Pulls no punches and doesn't hammer you over the head with judgments, but just shows the despicable creatures from their point of view and the takeaway is pretty clear.

UPDATED 09/02/2015: On second viewing, this is a masterpiece. Magnificent soundtrack (as good as Goodfellas), the writing is sharp and witty, Scorcese is firing on all cylinders here.

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