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.
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.
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.
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!
the director really focused on putting on the screen a precise and involving portrait of the roaring twenties, and in that way, the movie might fulfil the spectator's expectations. it's a movie of no contents though. Daisy's nothing but a spoilt, frivolous woman, it's even hard bear her shrill voice. I could perceive not even the shadow of the great love that lead Gatsby to his tragic, but yet overwhelming, end.