The Great Gatsby Reviews

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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.
November 2, 2018
Feels less like a literate attempt to translate Fitzgerald to the screen than it does the moonshine-induced fever dream of a crazed wino who drifted to sleep with a crumpled copy of the book clutched to his chest.
October 18, 2018
The illusions that Gatsby and Luhrmann create are lies and ultimately cheap and corrupt, but their spell is nonetheless powerful.
September 4, 2018
This is fantastically enjoyable, and a blast. It is wild and rampant and thrilling. It's the best film I've seen since the last best film I saw, whatever and whenever that was.
August 30, 2018
Its boat too often rides along the current, borne safely into mediocrity.
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.
November 29, 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 21, 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.
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