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The Great Gatsby Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
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
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
The film's strength is its visual style and Luhrmann's daring high-wire act.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 29, 2013
Many audiences will write [this] off as style over substance, but I think [director] Luhrmann supplies style along with great substance.
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
August 29, 2013
The Great Gatsby is a visual treat & one worth the 3D surcharge, but feels like a lopsided endeavor that captures the style & energy, but not exactly the heart & soul
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 28, 2013
Boils down to its essence of pure feeling, in every sense--from literal stimulus and sensation to the emotions, in all their seething, loving, consuming, destructive passions, that drive the characters and their actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
An ambitious, multi-colored triumph, this film will be hard to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 18, 2013
A stunning recreation of 1920's New York that sticks as close to its source material as it can while delivering an engaging adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
June 13, 2013
For some reason every time someone mentions Gatsby's name for the first time someone else has to say it questioningly, which to me sounds like a perfect condition for a drinking game
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 10, 2013
Se esta adaptação de Luhrmann funciona melhor dramaticamente que as tentativas anteriores, isto se deve à sua capacidade de humanizar o personagem-título sem desvendá-lo completamente.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
June 9, 2013
A riveting reinterpretation for the Hip-Hop Generation apt to be best appreciated by fans of gangsta' rap videos weaned on shallow, hedonistic displays of misogyny and materialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
June 6, 2013
While it never stops calling attention to itself, it's still a wonder to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
June 3, 2013
When you throw in the extravagant sets, costumes and visual effects, it's as if you're watching a moving painting. New York in the 1920s could not look any more beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2013
What's truly telling about this brash, boisterous adaptation is that the director clearly understands the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel better than most film critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
May 31, 2013
Sure, it's a Bazdardisation, but underneath the over-the-top art-deco design there's an elegant and sometimes touching tale to be found, with Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) reaching out for the woman he cannot seem to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
May 30, 2013
It's cinematic gluttony and Baz Luhrmann does it incredibly well, but like the attendees of one of Gatsby's shindigs, you'll have a fun time but not remember much the next day
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
May 30, 2013
Like Gatsby himself, it comes so close to achieving its dream, only to fall agonisingly and frustratingly short.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
May 30, 2013
The Great Gatsby is so close to being a great film, let down by its own refusal to exist in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
May 29, 2013
Feels warm, extra-terrestrial, and impossible... Whether one thinks it a folly or not, we'll never see another Great Gatsby like the one Baz Luhrmann has magicked up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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