Year of Release: 2013
Director(s): Martin Scorcese
Approx. Running Time: 179 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR.
-James Verniere, BOSTON HERALD
Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese that critics are calling "a masterpiece for a new generation."
Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" asa young stockbroker hungry for fame and glory in New York City, where corruption is king and more is never enough. His name is Jordan Belfort, but soon the world would know him by a different name: The Wolf of Wall Street. Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess that is "an absolute blast from start to finish."
This film has gotten a lot of criticism for its runtime and copious amounts of sex and drug abuse it portrays. It has also been criticized for its seeming lack of sympathy for Belfort's victims. But the real fact of the matter is that this movie - which for those "oh those poor victims" people IS A COMEDY - is one hell of a funny and entertaining ride. Yes, it's three hours long but I laughed my ass off for three hours. My second favorite movie of 2013, right behind Spike Jonze's Her.