The Wolf of Wall Street 2014

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Martin Scorsese directs this true story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s - earning him the title "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Runtime:
2 hours 59 minutes

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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Product Details

Genres Crime, Comedy
Director Martin Scorsese
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Supporting actors Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William Mason on 11 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is the rags to riches story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. He comes from a working class, blue collar background, and wants to climb to the top of Wall Street, by hook or by crook. He gets a job with a backstreet firm of stockbrokers, selling penny share stocks to working class families, and through sheer force of personality, charm and chutzpah, starts earning mega bucks ($70,000 dollars in one month alone)
He realises few get rich working for others, and so he sets up his own stockbroking business on Wall Street, hiring buddies who come from similar modest backgrounds. Their mantra is rules are made to be broken, and clients are suckers, who can't be parted from their money fast enough. The business goes from strength to strength, and Jordan and his mates soon have more money than they can find ways to spend.
$2000 suits, $1500 hookers, qualudes and cocaine, yachts, beachside mansions, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, Rolex watches, the self- indulgence of these multi-millionaires has no limits.
Inevitably, as the business prospers, both through insider trading and manipulating stock markets, the U.S. authorities, primarily the FBI, start to take an active interest.
Leonard DiCaprio is consistently excellent. He gives a very melodramatic performance, with lots of tub thumping speech making, a performance very much from the Al Pacino school of acting. Jonah Hill, as Jordan's sleazy, right-hand man, is even better, arguably the most likeable unlikeable character, since Sean Penn's slime-ball attorney and counsellor-at-law in Carlito's Way. These two very much steal the show, although the lady who plays Jordan's wife is very effective too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 30 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Poor ol’ Leo, what does he have to do to get his Oscar? Here he teams up (yet again) with Martin Scorsese to play the real life (well, Hollywood adapted) tale of Jordan xcxcxcxc – a New York stock broker of dubious morales – who lives life in the fast lane (and swears a lot).

If you like Leo and/or Scorsese then this is for you. It’s an exercise in excess. From its excessive foul language to its excessive nudity and even its excessive (three hour) run-time – everything here is over the top. And it’s pretty good.

Scorsese does what he has been doing best lately, i.e. getting a good performance out of Leo and piles on his trademark monologues and tracking shots, while filming grown men behaving *very* badly. Leo seems to be on overdrive and cranks up his acting to the max, screaming, shouting and generally working himself up into a manic frenzy. Both of which are pretty fun to watch.

If you want to know what ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is like, think the characters from America Psycho and put them in the setting of ‘Wall Street’ and add the foul language from Goodfellas then you’re sort of in the right area.

It’s pretty entertaining. You may not like all the characters (in fact you probably won’t even like a single one), but you’ll probably enjoy watching them fall from grace with a bump. Just as long as you can tolerate the shouting, the drug-taking and the nudity then you’ll get something out of this.

My only complaint was the length. Yes, three hours was a little too long in my opinion (apparently it had been trimmed down from FOUR hours!); I felt a few of the scenes had been dragged out a little too long and a little more ruthless editing might have been in order. But, I’d certainly watch it again (once I’ve stopped swearing like a trooper and thumping my chest while at work).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton on 3 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street. I'm not convinced it's up there with the best of Scorsese but for a 3 hour movie it flew past in a whirlwind of excess and was certainly never dull.

It's based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort about his sky highs and depraved lows as a stock broker on Wall Street in the 1990's. It may be a lazy comparison but the film shares much with Goodfellas in terms of story arch and structure - Belforts rise and rise to become The Wolf and the inevitable crash and burn that must follow.

Leonardo DiCaprio of course plays Belfort and puts in another cracking performances, narrating and anchoring the tale in a similar fashion to Ray Liotta/Henry Hill from that previous Scorsese classic. There's great support elsewhere from Jonah Hill and a whole raft of familiar faces including a memorable cameo from Matthew Mcconaughey. It's all ably directed by Martin Scorsese, bringing the stylistic flourishes you'd expect, perhaps the main reason it all flies past so breezily.

Admittedly it's probably not going to be to everyone's taste - while there's not much violence of any description, there's a huge amount of bad language, shed loads of nudity, copious drug use and a distinct lack of a moral compass. Pretty much how I imagined Wall Street in the 80's and 90's to be honest.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott Martin on 11 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Of all the films I have seen so far this year, this is hands down my favorite. This really is a rare film. A film where the acting is nothing short of perfect and the script is hilarious. It's in my top three for Martin Scorsese's best work.

The film is such a fantastic depiction of the story about Jordan Belford. The insight throughout the film into the life and mind of someone so powerful and smart, yet deceitful makes it worth watching alone. However, the comedy throughout is icing on the cake.

It's not often as well where a film with this sort of genre is done so well. Leonardo DiCaprio is nothing short of flawless in his role as Jordan Belford. How he didn't win an Oscar, amazes me. He definitely feel like the right choice for the role and he portrays Belford incredibly well. Jonah Hill also pulled off a great, always hilarious, performance. I'm 100% sure that there was not a single piece of bad acting though this whole 3 hour long film.

For some, the amount of swearing, drugs and "mature themes" in the film was overboard. You need to take into account, however, this is Jordan Belfords life you're seeing, of course there were moments were it was over exaggerated, but it would be rude to tone it down to satisfy the needs of the few.

It's definitely my best film of the year and almost my favorite film ever. If you like a good, well done comedy...this is for you. It's a story that everyone needs to see, it's an insight into a life that none of us will ever experience personally, and that is what makes this film so good.
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