Excerpt: Il nuovo film di Martin Scorsese è il racconto, feroce e travolgente, di un’ambizione senza confini. Il suo ritratto del microcosmo dei broker di Wall Street è più efficace di un trattato di antropologia culturale.
Excerpt: The dark turn that we’re right to expect in this kind of story comes with unexpected impact and flinch-inducing violence, and that’s when the full force of Scorsese’s skill becomes apparent. We’ve been so busy laughing that we didn’t notice he slipped the knife in — until he turns it.
Excerpt: Superficial readings of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” characterize the movie as a microcosmic look at the gluttony and corruption of America’s so-called “One Percent,” but it’s actually a broader comment on our society’s confused moral compass.
Excerpt: There’s a concern to be voiced that making a movie like The Wolf of Wall Street in the way that Scorsese has made it will end up appealing to exactly the people it’s attempting to flay. Scorsese heads that argument off at the pass by asserting that those people, the one percent, are beyond reach anyway.
Excerpt: Scorsese construye su relato de manera maestra, comenzándolo en un punto alto y sin bajar la intensidad en ningún momento a lo largo de tres horas. DiCaprio ofrece probablemente una de las mejores interpretaciones de su carrera.
Excerpt: Far from being a failure of moral perspective, as some have claimed, it actually is a coup of such perspective because it refuses to let the audience off the hook and feel superior. There is, rather, a coldly precise indictment of the world that created Jordan, sustained by fantasies of what he enacted, living on the profits of a common dream of something for nothing, elevating the dark arts of the few at the expense of the many.
Excerpt: Director Martin Scorsese considers the true story, then extracts every ounce of hype and offers it to the masses as a fascinating piece of flamboyant entertainment. It’s a fictionalization of Jordan Belfort’s life and Leonardo DiCaprio embodies that man.
Excerpt: I strongly suspect the film will mean more to future generations as a window into the 21st century perversion of the American Dream, detailing a set of individuals who make Gordon Gekko seem like Mother Teresa.
Excerpt: Alternately exhilarating and exhausting at a running time just short of three hours, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is an invigoratingly decadent and rollickingly amoral frenzy. Never has a Scorsese film had so much cheek, and not just the literal, objectified kind.
Excerpt: It’s been a long time since a movie made me feel genuine ill will towards its protagonists. Considering I sat through Spring Breakers and Grown Ups 2 in 2013, that’s quite a feat. There’s a scene in Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster opus where one of the main characters almost chokes to death on a piece of ham and I was on Team Ham the whole way.
Excerpt: If Martin Scorsese’s last film, Hugo, suggested the septuagenarian American filmmaker gallantly paying his respects to the regal masters of cinema’s past, The Wolf of Wall Street shows the director joyously purging his soul of all the bloody, drugged-up, foul-mouthed naughtiness that defined his early career.
Excerpt: In their fifth screen collaboration, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio produce the funniest work of their careers in this debauched and riotously indulgent black comedy depicting the rise and fall of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort.
Excerpt: The point, and arguably the fun of the film, is that each member of the audience can either watch critically or be fooled by the emotion. Or they can simply watch in awe of the audacity of it all since this is Scorsese’s bravest, riskiest and most vibrant film since Goodfellas.
Excerpt: Going after Wall Street with the same whirlwind flair he brought to organized crime in Goodfellas and Casino (hey, what’s the difference?), Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street shares a lot in common with his mob-centered epics – and it’s the director’s best film since those two came out twenty-plus years ago.
Excerpt:The Wolf of Wall Street is agile and wicked and depraved. The tempo of the piece morphs based on the drugs the participants are taking. Energized and exaggerated when it’s uppers, elastic and twisted and crawling at a snail’s pace when downers.
Excerpt: The movie is astonishingly repetitious. Scorsese wows with his filmmaking virtuosity, and then goes around again with the same kind of material, so that after a while you’re looking at your watch and wondering how far into the three hour running time you’ve made it, and discovering that there are still a couple of hours to go.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: This is a raunchy, messy, but ultimately exciting film about one guy who desires everything and gets it. If it seems a bit too long, that’s only because it is playing to the theme of wretched excess.
Excerpt: Though it goes on too long and crosses the finish line a little winded, [it’s] a mostly exciting ride on the Wall Street wild side–so long as you don’t expect a moral at the end beyond ‘don’t get caught.’