The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by Martin Scorsese

A masterclass in pure, unadulterated insanity and excess. From the get-go, “Wolf” hits hard like a line of coke, and never lets go. Fantastic performances all-round. I did feel like 3 hours was far too long to spend with Belfort however: It’s hard to sustain black comedy for that long – as a result, it grew weary after some time. Also, there were a few editing issues around the place and I feel like Scorsese had a better opportunity to push the morals a bit harder: it’s easy to watch this film and feel like the material wealth Belfort achieved was not only deserved, but resulted in very light consequences. I know that I might be making too much of a big deal out of this, as it is just a film, but I just hope people learn the right things from watching it.

B+

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