The Wolf of Wall Street
Out Now On-Demand
Earn, spend, party.
Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in this Wall Street true story following a massively successful and unscrupulous stockbroker who survived the stock market crash and went on a greed, sex, and drug-fueled financial rampage with no respect for the the law or basic standards of human decency. Co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal. Based on the memoirs of Jordan Belfort, adapted for the screen by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire).
Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for DiCaprio, Golden Globes 2014.
- Terence Winter (based on the book by Jordan Belfort)
Comedy, Drama, True Story & Biography
Rating: R18 Drug use, sex scenes & offensive language
Eyebrows were raised when Martin Scorsese's real-life drama was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy. Although the soundtrack (including covers of Goldfinger and Mrs Robinson) is excellent, and it is Scorsese's funniest film by some distance, Wolf is neither musical nor comedy, more a riotously dayglo Goodfellas.
Beginning in a whir of crashing helicopters and tossed dwarves, it's a filthy, fizzy ride following the spectacular rise and predictable fall of 1980s stock market fraudster Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). But between the cameos (Matthew McConaughey, Joanna Lumley, Spike Jonze), globetrotting (London, Las Vegas, Auckland) and endless debauchery, there's a scabrous joie de vivre that's impossible to resist. One scene sees Belfort vividly miming anal sex while closing a sale with a clueless client. Another has him and his colleagues enjoying themselves on a coke-and-hooker-filled private jet. Multiply that by 180 minutes and you have some idea what you're getting into.
Though brilliantly written (by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter), acted and directed, Wolf is dangerously overlong. This is especially galling because Belfort often speaks directly to the audience to speed the action on. Couldn't he have whizzed us through the details of his downfall the same way? The only excuse is that the material is just too juicy to cut, and everyone, from a career-best DiCaprio, to his crack-smoking sidekick Jonah Hill, to Scorsese himself is having too good a time to stop. For at least two of the three hours, you will be too. Maybe those Golden Globe guys were on to something after all.
Time Out London
Total Film (UK)
This could have been a scolding expose of the excesses of Wall Street. Instead we are invited to enjoy the ride and not think too hard about the consequences. What's the point? I'm sure this film cost a crazy amount of money to make, why recreate something only to say nothing about the causes or the effects?
Loved it. Well done - Leonardo.
The Wolf of Wall Street
A dark, thrilling character study with a side of crude, sexually-charged comedy. DiCaprio is fantastic and this is classic Scorsese.
A fast paced, exceptional film that had you gripped from beginning to end. Wolf of Wall street takes the viewer on a journey from the beginning of a career to getting addicted to the high life to total demise and rebuilding yourself from the bottom up. DiCaprio is fantastic throughout the whole film keeping you drawn to him with his suave and encapsulating personality. My only complaint is the length of the film, personally I feel some scenes could have been shortened or edited out completely without effecting the main story what so ever. I found myself wanting to skip scenes to get to the next part. However overall I would highly recommend it.
Well Worth A Watch
Entertainment ++ The movie stayed with me for days and weeks later but be prepared for plenty of drugs and graphic sex. We weren't!!
The Ultimate Salesman
This is a powerful movie.Without the fire,passion and charisma that the main actor.Leonardo DiCaprio presents,this would be a much lesser movie.We are swept along on a trail of greed,drugs,parties and corruption.It shows the mindset of some for making money in the stock market.
Joanna Lumley makes a cameo appearance and shows us her top acting skills.
It is very well done and captivates for the three hours running time.
The best film out in a while... non-stop entertainment. Thankfully, no judgement is cast on Belfort's actions. We just watch an honest portrayal of the life and the times. Unexpectedly hilarious also. Three hours from the best filmmaker on the planet.
hollow, predictable and boring
Could have easily shortened by at least 45 minutes, rather hollow, predictable and boring plus giving the message that getting high on drugs is the best thing in the world beats all of reality.
Hugely entertaining real life drama
Loved this movie but cutting out 45 minutes would have been really helpful and not affected the storyline. And could have done without so much full on sex / nudity scenes and the most ever "F bombs' BUT still loved it.
The acting by Leonardo is truly outstanding and the same for Jonah Hill.
Its a wild and fast paced epic story
More about the excesses of Scorcese that Wall Street I fear.
Should have presented a salient but the Scorsese treatment was more about excess in production than in reality.
Some scenes defy possibility and credulity turning the thing into a 3 hour fantasy and detract from the real issue about the impact of dishonesty and integrity. Oh well, perhaps the producer suffers from these traits just a little too much me thinks.