The Wolf of Wall Street – 180 min, Rated R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence
Based on the insanely true story of Ex-Stockbroker Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street tells how he rose to become one of the wealthiest men on Wall Street and his downfall after becoming involving with money laundering and other crimes against society.
The Wolf of Wall Street marks Martin Scorsese’s fifth film with Leonardo DiCaprio who played Jordan Belfort. Scorsese is back to his old fashion since you can compare his latest film with his older movies, Goodfellas and Casino. I don’t remember having this much fun in a movie in quite some time. This film was brilliantly hilariously and shocking at most times. It had a plethora amount of sex, drug use and f-bombs. I have not seen this side of DiCaprio in any his of films and was surprised by how far he pushed the envelope.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 3 hour epic (I’d like to call it) about one man’s journey to fortune. I believe the movie spans over the course of ten years in the life of Jordan Belfort. His partner Donnie Azoff, played the Jonah Hill, was just as insane and crazy. The Goldfish scene… that is all. DiCaprio and Hill complemented each other well and it was one of my favorite performances by both actors. As they got richer and greedier, the crazier and more desperate they got. Desperate meaning they always needed to have more money and drugs. They were making so much money that they didn’t even know what to do with it. Their desperation led to some of the wildest movie sequences I have ever seen.
Martin Scorsese really out did himself with the Wolf of Street and I’m not sure how he can top this. This film has a mixture of long sequences and montages that work very well together. It honestly didn’t even feel like I sat in the theater for 3 hours because it flowed so well without any drag. I have to give a lot of credit to the supporting cast because without them, this film may not have been nearly as good. I’d name the supporting cast but there are far too many.
The Wolf of Wall Street is among the favorite films of the year. It is a wild ride that you will have to go on again and again. Scorsese, even at 71 years old, is at his best. DiCaprio and Hill are a pleasure to watch on screen and see all of the antics they put themselves through. When you go see this film, make sure to leave the youngin’s at home!
5/5 - Masterpiece