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Wolf of Wall Street

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  Wolf of Wall Street Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
6.98 /10
 
Starring
Leonardo DiCaprio , Matthew McConaughey , Jonah Hill
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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Terence Winter, based on Jordan Elfortís autobiography

 
 
 
Released: 2013
   
Genre: DRAMA
BLACK COMEDY
BIOPIC
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 180
 
 


 
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A very fast three hours, Wolf is a fascinating, revolting, outlandish, uproarious, exhilarating and exhausting master work on immorality.
(Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times)
DiCaprio's swaggering, swinging-dick performance is the wildest damn thing he's ever put onscreen.
(Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
Sensational entertainment. This $100 million extravaganza is ó letís face it ó rampantly over the top. Hell, itís by Martin Scorsese, who is always over the top.
(Rex Reed, New York Observer)
This telling of the tale possesses enormous cinematic energy and a killer supporting cast full of hilarious delights.
(Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com)
What keeps the energy percolating is DiCaprioís performance, in the loosest and most charismatic turn of his career.
(Liam Lacey, Toronto Globe and Mail)
It is the best and most enjoyable American film to be released this year.
(Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)
If it had been a drama, The Wolf of Wall Street might have been unwatchable: Thereís simply too much of everything. But Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) hit on the genius idea to turn the story into a riotous comedy, one that keeps topping itself everytime you think it canít possibly get crazier.
(Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)
The Wolf of Wall Street joins After Hours as the most openly comedic films Scorsese has made.
(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)
As hot and wet as freshly butchered meat: every second, every frame of its three-hour running time is virile with a lifetimeís accumulated genius.
(Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph)
The oddest thing of all about The Wolf Of Wall Street is also the most unusual for a Scorsese film: it is incredibly, incredibly funny.
(Damon Wise, Empire)

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