The Wolf of Wall Street is a funny, irreverent look at corporate greed. The immortal words of the fictional character Gordon Gekko come to mind: “Greed is Good.” Apparently, on Wall Street not only is greed good, it’s God! Scorsese does a terrific job at capturing the excessive nature of Wall Street back in the days of Reaganomics.
I was a little hesitant to see this movie at first, mostly because I’m not a big fan of DiCaprio. I find him a little too smug but I figured it’s directed by Martin Scorsese so how bad can it be? Boy, was I glad I saw this movie. Nobody does corruption, debauchery, and greed better than Scorsese. He certainly did not let me down. This movie is a fascinating look at the American dream gone bad.
The opening scene of “The Wolf of Wall Street” reminds me of another Scorsese movie – Goodfellas. Lots of voice-overs, actions, and fast paced slamming music. DiCaprio gives a stand up performance in his portrayal of Jordan Belfort, Jonah Hill is a great wingman. Margot Robbie brings a high-class level of sex appeal to the movie. McConaughey’s doesn’t have a large part in the movie, but boy does he shine.
If you want to have a good time with your friends or family then rent or buy “The Wolf of Wall Street” but beware this movie is three hours long and not at all appropriate for children. It is rated R for good reason.
Title: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
Synopsis: The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese is a fast paced black comedy based on the true exploits of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort during the last 1980’s. Belfort made millions selling useless penny stocks to unsuspecting investors. This is a classic American movie dealing with excessive greed, power and corruption.