Opened: December 25, 2013
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti, Aya Cash, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, Katarina Čas, Stephanie Kurtzuba, P. J. Byrne, Kenneth Choi, Brian Sacca, Henry Zebrowski, Ethan Suplee, Jake Hoffman, Mackenzie Meehan, Bo Dietl, Jordan Belfort, J. C. MacKenzie, Ashlie Atkinson, Thomas Middleditch, Fran Lebowitz & Spike Jonze
With an electrifying Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead, The Wolf of Wall Street is chaotic and vulgar – but that’s exactly what it needs to be.
Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) is a Wall Street broker who builds his own business – Stratton Oakmont – with partner Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill). When they become engulfed in corruption, FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) aims to bring them down.
This film shows the truly insane antics that the men on Wall Street got up to in the 1980s and 1990s. Drugs and sex were rampant and as you watch, you’ll be thinking that this story can’t be real, but it’s all based on Belfort’s actual life.
Another standout is Margot Robbie in her breakthrough role. She turns what could’ve been a throwaway role into a captivating performance.
Final say: Wildly entertaining. ★★★★☆