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3.5
5,952 Ratings

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 2013
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

An adaptation of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s memoir chronicling his rise and fall on Wall Street. From the American dream to corporate greed, he went from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and and an addiction fueled life of corruption in the late 80s.

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The Wolf of Wall Street Directed by Martin Scorsese

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | 5 nominations including: Best Achievement in Directing

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | Nominee: Best Director

American Film Institute Awards

2014 | Winner: Movie of the Year

This heretically shallow philosophy seems to have liberated Scorsese. The Wolf of Wall Street is very funny, a kind of big-budget Jackass with one outrageous stunt after another. It’s also one-dimensional, staying with the alienated sociopaths in their frenzied little bubble-world. The very last shot is the only one that offers some perspective… and the most effective moment in the whole three-hour movie.
March 24, 2014
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The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) is a repulsive affair. A hybrid of Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987) and American Pie (Chris and Paul Weitz, 1999) it comes short of the former as well as the latter, it comes short even of their shortcomings. If it regards itself as comedy, provided that comedy is still supposed to be comic… it can bring laughter only to the utterly dehumanised…
March 01, 2014
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Never before have money, drugs and sex appeared so unalluring on the big screen, or, stated another way, never before have such revolting characters been shown doing things that under other circumstances might have seemed potentially attractive. And this is part and parcel of the movie’s critical stance. These characters are drawn broadly; the nail of their outsized physical attributes hit on the head repeatedly, mercilessly.
February 23, 2014
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