The Wolf of Wall Street

Director: Martin Scorsese, Main Cast: Leonardo DiCaprioJonah HillMargot RobbieKyle ChandlerJon Bernthal

This new Scorsese-DiCaprio collaboration is about the financial scams in Wall Street in the late eighties-early nineties, a la Gordon Gekko so to speak. It is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort who started his career as stockbroker on the Black Monday in 1987 and then relentlessly pursued money and wealth until the FBI cornered him and left him no choice but to collaborate in order to avoid a very long permanence in jail. In perfect Scorsese style we are spared nothing of the way of life as obscenely rich brokers : wild parties, sex, booze and, most of all, drugs…of all kind. The film is three-hours-long but it barely registers, the script flows without an itch and keeps you interested and involved, all due to Terence Winter’s skills. There are some memorable, hilarious scenes and several moments will make you laugh out loud. Leonardo DiCaprio gives an impressive performance  as Jordan Belfort and special kudos go to Jonah Hill and Jon Bernthal.  Another notch on Scorsese’s belt, distinctive and intense. —9/10

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