70$ cinema, known as New Hollywood, is gotta be the most boring thing in the world since the invention of Cricket. It follows one simple formula: dull, uncut shots in washed-up colors accompanied by cheerless chamber music & languishing saxophones reverberating their way to my nerves from the background, ceaselessly. Whether it's Coppola, Scorsese, De Palma or the looney who made this disaster, the nap is guaranteed.
Can we delete Mia's scenes and stick only with Robert Redford and Sam Waterston? AND WAIT A MINUTE, Scott Wilson! So fucking cute! I love the story but Mia is a miss hit as Daisy. And why the fuck is every man in this movie so sweaty? And, just saying... I hate Tom and Daisy so much. Die, you fucking bastards, die!
2 1/2 out of 5 stars. There's very little that's as irksome as when two gorgeous people have no chemistry together. The cast was either dull or annoying and the running time was too long for what was delivered. Maybe Baz Luhrmann's version kind of ruined this more sedate version for me but god, this was dull. A great case for how badly Luhrmann's version was needed.
Listless adaptation falling somewhat short of Fitzgerald's first person prose amid a gauzy recreation of a jazz age seemingly permanently danced to The Charleston. The strongest moments remind one more of Steinbeck or Williams, but this is scant recommendation for a lovingly assembled parade of period chintz. Redford is stolid and Farrow hysterical, leaving Waterstone and Chiles to achieve the required air.
the actors are not so good, rather, they are a really pain, but it's really true to the book, and I love when an adaptation can be true to its original work..so it deserves 4 stars..respect its 2.9 of rating..
Not sure why people hate on this so much, old sport. Also, did no one notice or get how superb Bruce Dern is in this film? Come on! I love how everything glitters, eyes shine, tears sparkle, the water on the pool shimmers and even the sweat glimmers. Utterly captivating and it's pretty funny in parts. Wonderful.