Movie based on something that actually happened are often a hit or miss. A lot of ones I have seen have been hits (Walk The Line, Argo, Schindler’s List etc.). So when I heard about this supposed “over the top but real” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio it raised my curiosity quite a bit. Especially since this was yet another collaboration between DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. So I took a look at it, and here is my review of it.
People, the biography of a man containing such great actors as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau and many more talented people…The Wolf of Wall Street.
This movie is set in the 1980’s or something. It tells the story of young to-be stock broker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is on the rise on the infamous Wall Street. He becomes one of the biggest and greatest stock brokers ever and starts doing all kinds of drugs, sleep with hookers and just be a rich fucking ass-hat. The story is delivered with such energy and awesomeness that it feels really well done and dare I say it…good. But that is to be expected in a Scorsese movie…well, for the most part.
I’m gonna be completely honest and say that the characters are fucking awesome. They are so well acted (Yes, even Jonah Hill) that they feel alive and really, really good. Sure, they can be over-the-god-damn-top sometimes, but that is why they are so entertaining to see in this movie.
The soundtrack for this movie is like I said about the previous entries on this review…great. It is a great mix of good songs. It is mainly songs that are fairly easy to dance to, or at least follow the rhythm and have fun. So yeah…it is great.
The reception for this movie was pretty much off the fucking charts. A lot, and I mean A LOT of people liked this movie. Unfortunately Roger Ebert had passed away before the release of this movie. IT would have been interesting to see what he would have said about it.
After saying all this good shit about the movie, then you probably expect me to give it a good score. And you would be correct on that note. My final score for “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a 9,3/10. This movie is THAT GOOD and deserves to be seen and even bought (when the DVD/Blu-Ray is out).
The Wolf of Wall Street has now been reviewed by me.
I’ll see you soon enough!