The Wolf of Wall Street. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, whenever they are together, you know you shall be ready for a cinematic treat and The Wolf is no exception.
Playing a morally wrong character, Leonardo DiCaprio displays best of his acting skills. His performance in each and every scene is so animated and delicious that you may like to rewind some of the scenes just to enjoy them again and again. Martin Scorsese like a master of his game never let the intensity go down. Supporting actors like Jonah Hill and special appearance from Matthew McConaughey are icing on the cake. Screenplay is full of surprises and dialogues are sharp.
Like Goodfellas, The Wolf is seen from the eyes of the wrong side and keeping everything authentic and comic works big time for this movie.
I am going with fantastic 8 out of 10 for The Wolf of Wall Street. It is one hell of an entertainment for three hours.
If you want to learn directing, watch this movie. If you want to learn acting, watch this movie. If you want to learn how to pace a 3 hour long movie perfectly, watch this movie. If you want to ever do a biopic, watch this movie. If you want to learn how to use side characters as a piece for the whole yet have their own identity, watch this movie. If you want to learn how to show the effects of drugs in a simple, effective yet innovative manner, watch this movie. Enough, now go ahead and watch this movie!!
But I have to say, I am disappointed with the editing. It was fairly rough and jarring.
And to end: an ode to Matthew for a brilliant scene!