The Great Gatsby Reviews

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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.
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.
January 26, 2019
This rendition of The Great Gatsby is certainly worth seeing, but don't expect a greatly emotional experience.
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.
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.
September 27, 2017
[Gatsby] is a canonical tale given a fresh spin.
September 5, 2017
Like flicking through the pages of Vogue whilst sipping a martini.
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.
March 30, 2016
The film's strength is its visual style and Luhrmann's daring high-wire act.
July 15, 2015
Luhrmann is quite content to stay on the surface, to rub elbows with tuxedoed gents and bewitching flappers.
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.
August 29, 2013
Many audiences will write [this] off as style over substance, but I think [director] Luhrmann supplies style along with great substance.
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
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.
June 30, 2013
An ambitious, multi-colored triumph, this film will be hard to forget.
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