Movies

Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

(Three-and-a-half stars)

Anyone who knows Martin Scorsese knows that Catholic boy from Little Italy grew up to worship at the church of cinema. Well, after a largely sleepy year at the movies, the bells are ringing. Granted, there's nothing ostensibly holy about the Christmas Day release "The Wolf of Wall Street," but it is wholly cinematic, thanks to Scorsese's inimitable energy and sincere commitment to his brand of quintessential American parable.

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Not sure what to think of this movie. The previews were so outrageous I was interested and repelled at the same time. Mostly when that happens I wait for NetFlix. Most of Scorcese's movies are pretty bad and only get attention for the violence and outrage which I got over a long time ago.

> and the 71-year-old Scorsese's simultaneously aging in reverse.

Not aging in reverse, I think his eyebrows are taking over his entire body.


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Posted by OMG
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:40 pm

My hubby met this guy years ago, before he went to prison. Apparently he was one arrogant, racist, amoral b------!


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Posted by ndibani
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

ndibani is a registered user.

great movie


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

>> ndibani - great movie

These kinds of movies are always described in some superlative, but never explained ... what makes is a great movie, ndibani?


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