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The Wolf of Wall Street

Year : 2014 Director : Martin Scorsese Running Time : 180 minutes Genre : ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
The spectacular rise and fall of unscrupulous, hard-partying New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). Based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name.

What did we think?
Belfort, his partner in white-collar crime (a brilliantly tubby-again Jonah Hill) and their boys club are utterly repulsive yet simultaneously make you feel like you need to get more, amid their constant daze of yachts, drugs and hookers.

The film doesn’t pull its punches on the more sinister, unhinged aspects of Belfort’s life either, as reality – and the law – starts to catch up with him. So many great performances round out this often uproarious picture, especially Australia’s Margot Robbie and a brief, hilarious turn from Matthew McConaughey. Desensitise your moral compass before viewing.

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