The Wolf of Wall Street - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wolf of Wall Street Reviews

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June 26, 2017
It is a good movie but it's also polarizing. A viewer is either going to love it or hate it. The reason being not because the film itself is bad - it's an A+ effort on all fronts - but because the story is repulsive.
July 14, 2016
If one watches this film and thinks Scorsese has crafted it to exculpate rather than expose the behavior of Jordan Belfort ... well, one has rather missed the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2016
How half-brained masculine and economic mentalities are channeled to a mutual, logical, terrible climax in one of the year's more terrifying final shots is what's truly essential.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 18, 2016
Scorsese is fascinated by procedure, by drawing back the curtain and showing us how things happen, though he keeps the picture nimble and entertaining enough to avoid burying himself in the minutiae.
May 10, 2016
DiCaprio makes Belfort a childish charmer, sleazy and arrogant.
April 17, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio is a nuclear bomb as Belfort, the actor basking in the ridiculousness of his surroundings and eclipsing them at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2016
[Belfort is] in the wrong. That's for sure. But to walk away and not realize we're at least a little complicit, too, would be foolhardy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2016
The Wolf of Wall Street may implicitly feign moral indignation, but it also suffers from its own Belfortian tunnel vision.
July 14, 2015
It may be the most exuberant film about sin ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 5, 2015
A marathon of depravity. The relentless vulgarity feels heroic.
April 23, 2015
DiCaprio's powerhouse performance, and Scorsese's brilliantly energetic direction make this a must watch for film lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 7, 2014
A terrific watch, and bound to be one of the funniest films of the year, but perhaps a tad indulgent and lacking the emotional resonance that could've escalated it to truly unmissable status.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2014
A forgiving nature and lots of stamina is needed for this no-holds-barred hedonistic ride into the Roman orgy-style excesses of the 1990s' financial world
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2014
I genuinely fear an entire generation of young would-be financial gurus seeing this film as their Scarface, reveling in the wish-fulfillment excess while dismissing any and all social commentary or moral condemnation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
August 1, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street is a film that speaks to our times, and it is saying some very important things if we care to listen.
July 28, 2014
Terence Winter's script is a natural and well-oiled machine that produces the words of a demigod. You couldn't make these things up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2014
[An] ultimately hollow exercise in movie excess.
May 22, 2014
Scorsese's hard-R portrayal of Belfort and company's insatiable appetites -- for money, for whores, for drugs, for stuff -- pierces until it numbs.
April 23, 2014
It's another variation on Scorsese's favorite kind of a story, the rise and fall. In this case, he and frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio go on a full-out cinematic bender.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 7, 2014
Terence Winter's adaptation of convicted fraudster Jordan Belfort's memoir is nonstop splat-thwack-four-letter-120-miles-an-hour-f----s----f--- you. To money, to America, to women.
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