Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Countries & Regions: United States
Studio: Universal Pictures
Length: 180 mins
Region: Region 2
Released: 19 May 2014
Cat No: 8297281
Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English
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The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese directs this award-winning account of 1980s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s pursuit of wealth. Leonardo DiCaprio... Read More
When a film opens partway through a dwarf-tossing contest, you get a pretty good idea of its tone from the off. Martin Scorsese’s rollicking portrait of real-life rogue stockbroker Jordan Belfort is the blackest comedy that he’s made since After Hours three decades ago. There’s no doubt that Belfort’s behaviour (swindling small investors left, right and centre while consuming untold quantities of sex and increasingly exotic drugs) is thoroughly reprehensible, but Scorsese makes it clear that the dominant culture is just as much to blame.
From the moment Belfort first sets foot on Wall Street as a callow 22 year-old, he’s as helplessly in thrall to the power of money as were his counterparts in GoodFellas and Casino, and his methods prove just as underhand: it’s not long before the FBI takes a keen interest in his activities.
Leonardo DiCaprio gives his strongest performance yet in a Scorsese film (which is saying something) as an utterly amoral sleazeball - but he makes Belfort so charismatic that you can’t take your eyes off him.