The Great Gatsby Reviews

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September 11, 2020
The lead trio of DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire keep proceedings grounded by applying a sincere emotional gravity to their performances.
September 9, 2020
The film, which is still vastly superior to the 1974 Robert Redford version, is emotionally adrift yet visually arresting.
July 27, 2020
When [Luhrmann] steps back from the world-building and focuses on the intimate love triangle between Gatsby, Daisy, and Buchanan, that's where everything comes to a screeching halt.
July 17, 2020
When it comes to translating a classic novel, more could have been done here. A lot less could have been done, at the same time.
July 9, 2020
For all the gimmicks, flamboyant celebrations, and intrusive modern flourishes, the film is loud and boisterous, but ultimately empty. Gazing at the spectacle, you can't help but think it will eventually all add up to something, but it never does.
June 25, 2020
Director Baz Luhrmann makes The Great Gatsby the ultimate adaptation of Fitzgerald's work. [Full review in Spanish]
June 19, 2020
[It] allows a modern audience to see Leo's stylized Gatsby as more than a petulant nouveau riche interloper, to grasp that Gatsby is at heart a story of class warfare, disguised as a doomed love affair.
November 26, 2019
What with the modernised soundtrack and the beautiful costumes, it is easy to get sucked into this carefree world.
November 19, 2019
A film that is fun, beautiful to look at and tragically moving.
August 13, 2019
It seems as desperate to be adored as Jay Gatsby himself, and it's suffocated by delusions of grandeur on a comparable scale.
August 13, 2019
Where the movie is less successful is in homing in on the inherent melancholic darkness and the subtle allusiveness of Gatsby's central journey.
July 30, 2019
The Great Gatsby is a gorgeously filmed, exquisitely designed, bombastic ode to excess, with a melancholy undertone that leaves you confused and a bit sad, but sated and satisfied.
June 8, 2019
It retains the raw power of the original story without sacrificing thematic intimacy, and that is a rare achievement indeed.
April 10, 2019
I found it to be all style and glitz and very little substance.
March 20, 2019
...by the end I couldn't help feeling the film had missed the mark.
March 2, 2019
Look, anytime you can't get some tears out of ME with a tragic love story, I feel like you're doing it wrong. I cry at Google commercials!
February 22, 2019
Subtlety is not a concept but giddy as it is, The Great Gatsby lacks the lunatic excess of Moulin Rouge!
February 20, 2019
The biggest problem with The Great Gatsby is that the filmmakers [Baz] Luhrmann in particular seem to have lost sight of much of what makes the novel an American classic.
January 26, 2019
This rendition of The Great Gatsby is certainly worth seeing, but don't expect a greatly emotional experience.
December 19, 2018
Each time one of the story's main characters is introduced, there's a pregnant pause to tell the audience we're meeting someone important here.
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