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

Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny, self-referential, and irreverent to a fault, The Wolf of Wall Street finds Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at their most infectiously dynamic.

David Thomson
The New Republic

DiCaprio has hinted before that comedy might be his natural calling -- think of Catch Me If You Can -- but his energy here is not just fun, it's discovery.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The Wolf of Wall Street is a magnificent black comedy: fast, funny, and remarkably filthy.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

If one watches this film and thinks Scorsese has crafted it to exculpate rather than expose the behavior of Jordan Belfort ... well, one has rather missed the point.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

For three hours the movie operates at a ridiculous comedic pitch. You never forget you're at the circus. You never lose site of the lawlessness, the reckless pleasure, the sheer lunacy and lack of regulation.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Man, does this movie have a savage bite.

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Nick Newman
The Film Stage

How half-brained masculine and economic mentalities are channeled to a mutual, logical, terrible climax in one of the year's more terrifying final shots is what's truly essential.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Scorsese unleashes a furious, yet exquisitely controlled, kinetic energy, complete with a plunging and soaring camera, mercurial and conspicuous special effects, counterfactual scenes, subjective fantasies, and swirling choreography on a grand scale.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I couldn't buy it, and couldn't wait for the hollow spectacle to end.

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

Scorsese is fascinated by procedure, by drawing back the curtain and showing us how things happen, though he keeps the picture nimble and entertaining enough to avoid burying himself in the minutiae.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Besides being somewhat funny (scattered laughs here and there), I immensely recommend it because it's also an inspirational movie about a highly… More
Spencer S.
The greatest thing about this addictive, chaotic, machismo piece of beefcake movie magic, would have to be Scorsese's ability to slow down where it hurts,… More
Carlos Magalhães
With this mordacious biopic full of nuances about a true Gordon Gekko disciple, Scorsese takes us into an incredible universe of overwhelming ambition, helped… More
Daniel Perry
A speculative four stars, in a way, as I thnk - like Casino - this film will be better on repeated viewing, despite being lesser work from the director of Taxi… More
Red Lats
Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio) does a great job playing a depraved stockbroker, but the movie went on and on. I didn't last beyond the first 3/4 hr.
James Alvarez
Best infomercial for debauchery yet.