Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 8, 2013
    80
    Buying into Luhrmann's vision is always the issue, but here, the music is crafted enough, inspired enough, and deep enough that it's worth diving into without reservations.
  2. 70
    The Great Gatsby Soundtrack is a fine example of what a film’s musical-mate can and should be; it mirrors many aesthetic elements of the film, augments the general storyline and adds depth and personality to the characters and dialogue on the screen.
  3. May 8, 2013
    70
    Not everything works. Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" is meant to be one of the album's centerpieces; instead, it's inert, a drag. But the LP conjures a consistent mood of noirish, doomed romance.
  4. May 8, 2013
    61
    The resulting collection is something more middling, neither offensive nor revolutionary, with memorable moments and forgettable ones.
  5. May 9, 2013
    60
    Gatsby manages to avoid the major mistake that many soundtracks have, which is not keeping a uniform style throughout the album. At the same time, The Great Gatsby Soundtrack also offers variation, though it comes at a small price. Some of the artists that get a share of the spotlight don’t live up to the standout performances of the album.
  6. 60
    Put simply, The Great Gatsby soundtrack resonates like the dinky Grammy sampler album they give to us plebeians who aren’t important enough to attend the ceremony anyway.
  7. May 17, 2013
    40
    Most of the cars in The Great Gatsby crash and so does Luhrman's soundtrack.
  8. May 8, 2013
    40
    Despite few-and-far-between curveballs from the xx (the spare "Together") and Nero ("Into the Past," which clearly aches to be included on the next Nicolas Winding Refn movie), The Great Gatsby speaks on Duke and Ella's behalf when it says, "It don't mean a thing." Period.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 8, 2013
    9
    Despite what the critics are saying about the movie, 1 thing is for certain, the soundtrack is masterful. Executive Producer Jay-Z did a fantastic job of putting this together. The stand out tracks to me are, besides obvious favorites Lana Del Rey & Florence The Machine, Jack White with his cover of U2's "Love Is Blindness", Coco O's "Where The Wind Blows", Emeli Sande & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's "Crazy In Love (Kid Koala Version)", and Gotye's "Heart's A Mess". Excellent music all around and it is a very enjoyable listen from start to finish. Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2013
    9
    Despite the critics are saying bad about the movie, the soundtrack is really good. The highlights are Emeli with Crazy In Love, Jay-Z with $100 Bill and Lana Del Rey's Young and Beautiful. I recommend this. Full Review »
  3. Jun 26, 2013
    7
    Quality Soundtrack from a great film, and while not all of the songs are good songs on their own, as a collective they make for a great soundtrack and I remember them all clearly in the film. Favourites would have to be Back to Black, Crazy in Love and Fergie's 'A Little Party Never Killed Nobody'. Full Review »