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The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Documentary and factual
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Martin Scorsese
  • 172 mins
  • 18

Summary

Blackly comic drama based on a true story, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. With his dreams of wealth and a gift with words, Jordon Belfort rises through the ranks of Wall Street traders during the 1980s. But his success brings notoriety, and his increasingly shady activities attract the attention of the FBI.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Martin Scorsese's fifth collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio is the closest the director has come so far to duplicating the career-defining highs of the eight films he made with his former favourite collaborator, Robert De Niro. Charting the rise and fall of high-flying New York finance executive Jordan Belfort, who became a multimillionaire in the 1990s through fraudulent share trading and stock-price manipulation, this is an exhilarating story of decadence and debauchery, made all the more thrilling by DiCaprio's charismatic and physical lead performance. Around him, Scorsese has assembled a sterling cast that keeps the demented momentum hurtling forwards, notably Jonah Hill as Belfort's larger-than-life sidekick Donnie. Together, DiCaprio and Hill create a whirlwind of havoc that recalls the hectic, cocaine-fuelled energy of GoodFellas but without the brooding, omnipresent threat of violence. Instead - unusually for a Scorsese movie - the tone is flat-out black comedy, with farcical X-rated laughs, most of them coming from Belfort's various sex and substance addictions, which perfectly offset the savagely funny, Sopranos-style dialogue.

Credits

Cast

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Jordan BelfortLeonardo DiCaprio
Donnie AzoffJonah Hill
Naomi LapagliaMargot Robbie
Patrick DenhamKyle Chandler
Max BelfortRob Reiner
Mark HannaMatthew McConaughey
BradJon Bernthal
Jean-Jacques SaurelJean Dujardin
Manny RiskinJon Favreau
Aunt EmmaJoanna Lumley
Nicky "Rugrat" KoskoffP J Byrne
DwayneSpike Jonze
Toby WelchEthan Suplee
Captain Ted BeechamShea Whigham
Leah BelfortChristine Ebersole
Chester MingKenneth Choi
Stratton Oakmont commercialEdward Herrmann
Auckland Straight Line hostJordan Belfort
Agent HughesTed Griffin

Crew

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DirectorMartin Scorsese

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2014-01-17
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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