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The Great Gatsby Reviews

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April 17, 2018
When the crucial moment of the story comes, it feels emotionally stunted and unrelated to anything that has passed.
April 4, 2018
It is not the novel, no, but happy to report, the madly embattled result is a real movie.
December 3, 2017
A fan of the Redford/Farrow version, I was prepared to be disappointed. And I was wrong. It may be a bit too much of a wild ride visually. But it gave me a new way of looking at a familiar figure. And there's something pretty great about that.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 28, 2017
It most closely echoes Moulin Rouge, and that may be the easiest way to evaluate the film. if you liked Moulin Rouge, you'll probably like Gatsby. If you didn't, then you're in for more of the same.
October 20, 2017
... Luhrmann's Gatsby is so over-the-top as to be migraine inducing, a loud, violently bright film that assaults your eyeballs repeatedly with more glitter and Day-Glo than your retinas can handle.
September 27, 2017
[Gatsby] is a canonical tale given a fresh spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2017
Like flicking through the pages of Vogue whilst sipping a martini.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2017
When the film requires more depth, we see the cracks appear, as if the dizzying pace of the party leaves one unable to balance once the music stops.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 14, 2016
There's something dispiriting about a filmmaker who does his best to be utterly faithful to the words on the page, but doesn't seem to recognize what those words mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2016
It's a headache-inducing mishmash of waving curtains, hyperactive fades, aggressive zooms, and Baz basically just throwing things at the lens (confetti, champagne, fabric, Tobey Maguire).
June 14, 2016
Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby might not reach the dizzying heights of Fitzgerald's novel, but he gives it a damn good shot, old sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2016
It's not one spectacularly bad decision that sinks "The Great Gatsby," but a series of mediocre ones, leaving us with a film as forgettable as it is unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 30, 2016
The film's strength is its visual style and Luhrmann's daring high-wire act.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 15, 2015
Luhrmann is quite content to stay on the surface, to rub elbows with tuxedoed gents and bewitching flappers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2015
Based on a book that's not particularly well-suited to movies, the film is a chintzy, 3-D muddle in which Leonardo DiCaprio happens to be amazing.
June 27, 2014
...of such bacchanalian proportions that it requires an act of will to sit there passively as the senses are not merely assaulted but pummeled into submission. It's akin to watching a play staged on a carousel.
January 19, 2014
As a filmmaker, Baz has fine technical knowledge but he never knows when to call cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 3, 2014
For all the antic, manic itchiness of his Gatsby, for all the jazz hands, the movie doesn't reach out and grab you.
December 1, 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio is wrong as Jay Gatsby but right when, momentarily embarrassed for once, he stammers that 'this is a terrible mistake.'
November 1, 2013
What's amazing is the mixture of willpower and uncertainty, mendacity and credulity, gracefulness and self-conscious posing that [DiCaprio] conveys, even before you see him speak.
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