Mary Conti’s review published on Letterboxd:
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to this film. During my free pre screening I would say about 15 people got up and left. Record for me is around 20 for Syriana, Zodiac, and The Tree of Life.
-It'll also be interesting to see mass groups of young adult men completely miss the point and start to idolize Belfort.
-Martin Scorsese nails the 90s aesthetic. Felt like I was traveling back in time.
-Martin Scorsese, if anything, was put on this earth to introduce us to Margot Robbie.
-I hope this film makes a star out of every single supporting actor in this film that isn't already one. Not a fucking weak link. Everyone gets to steal their own scene.
-More fourth wall breaks please.
-They say a great film is 3 great scenes and no bad ones. This film is 50 great scenes and a couple that aren't as good.