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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 2 out of 47
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Dec 28, 2013
    100
    This telling of the tale possesses enormous cinematic energy and a killer supporting cast full of hilarious delights.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob James
    Dec 17, 2013
    100
    A touch too long, yet never slack, at three hours, TWOWS benefits from independent funding, Scorsese’s brass balls and an A-grade cast’s turbulent improvisations to emerge as an epic, boldly broad screwball comedy about the state of America, then and now.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Dec 24, 2013
    100
    A very fast three hours, Wolf is a fascinating, revolting, outlandish, uproarious, exhilarating and exhausting master work on immorality.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Dec 17, 2013
    80
    A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 23, 2013
    80
    A delirious, manic, push-the-limits comedy of gaudy amorality that tests the audience’s taste. But it’s a gamble that works, since you leave this adrenaline trip wasted, but invigorated.
  6. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Dec 24, 2013
    63
    Been there, done that. As thrilling a filmmaker as Martin Scorsese continues to be, and as wild a performance as Leonardo DiCaprio dishes up as its morally bankrupt master of the universe, The Wolf of Wall Street seems almost entirely unnecessary.
  7. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Dec 24, 2013
    25
    Here’s something I never expected to say, something I doubt I’d have believed if someone else had said it to me: Martin Scorsese can make a three-hour movie without one fresh perspective or compelling character from end to end. The proof, for three agonizing hours, can be found in The Wolf of Wall Street.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 295
  1. Dec 25, 2013
    10
    In the end, The Wolf of Wall Street is an outrageous and repugnant reflection of something very real and very rotten at the core of ourIn the end, The Wolf of Wall Street is an outrageous and repugnant reflection of something very real and very rotten at the core of our society. Some people will inevitably be so put off by the harsh composition of the message that they fail to heed the importance of that message; but in presenting so much of the bad and the ugly behind Wall Street so unflinchingly, Scorsese has crafted an insightful and important deconstruction of post-millennial America’s moral erosion. These are the barbarians at our gates. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2014
    10
    best film in years. it is really just a film you have to see. maybe you will not like it as much as i do, but it is defenitely a experiencebest film in years. it is really just a film you have to see. maybe you will not like it as much as i do, but it is defenitely a experience everyone should witness Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2013
    10
    This movie is incredibly good. It reminds me of the Scorsese of the 70-75. Di Caprio plays Jordan Belfort in a perfect way, always acting withThis movie is incredibly good. It reminds me of the Scorsese of the 70-75. Di Caprio plays Jordan Belfort in a perfect way, always acting with craziness or lucidity. There are three phases in this Scorse movie: success, vengeance and redemption.
    It is a good thing that for once we have quality content in a three hours movie. It is totally worth seeing it in cinemas.
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  4. Jan 7, 2014
    8
    This is a wonderful film, definetly one of the best this year, their is just one nagging problem and its a tad too much to ignore. Leo, Jonah,This is a wonderful film, definetly one of the best this year, their is just one nagging problem and its a tad too much to ignore. Leo, Jonah, Chandler, Mconoghay, they're all fantastic. Vibrance energy, hutzphah! gallor. They never miss a beat and are always fun too watch. The frentic pace of the film is perfectly complimented by the blaring in your face visual and editing of the film. Coupled with the 4th wall breaking style of narration, it really drags you into the ride. Problem is, the film is an hour too long. Leo's constant energy wears on you. Its so much for so long that you get lost in the ocean that is the wolf of wallstreet. The length also kind of drowns out Chandler. His character is left stuck mostly in the background as if he's more set decor than character. Chandler brings life to the moments he's in, but I just wish part of the three hours I invested spent more time with him, tghey could've cut a drug fueled scene or two for him. The tale is so sprawling that once you watch you seem to agree with its runtime, but when you reconsider, you will realize that you only gave it a pass because its a scorsese film. It's damn fine film, and some damn fine performance, with some great style, but overall it wears on the viewer. Buy it, rent it, netflix it, however you do it it, see it, but chances are you'll prefer it at home with a pause button. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    8
    To be honest, I expected worse from this movie. The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't that bad. The only reason this is an 8 is because of theTo be honest, I expected worse from this movie. The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't that bad. The only reason this is an 8 is because of the unnecessary nudity and sexual content. It would've been a 10 (probably) without the sex and nudity. Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2013
    5
    Not top Scorsese, I wish he had used a different way of telling his story than the use of voice over like he did in the much betterNot top Scorsese, I wish he had used a different way of telling his story than the use of voice over like he did in the much better Goodfellas. Film is too long at 3 hrs and it needed a strong female character. The film is well acted and looks great. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2014
    0
    We hated this movie. No likable characters. So slow. Not fun. The acting rang true, but everyone reacted the same exact way no matter whatWe hated this movie. No likable characters. So slow. Not fun. The acting rang true, but everyone reacted the same exact way no matter what their background. Expand

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