Michael Clarke’s review published on Letterboxd:
Are we 100% sure Leo wasn't actually on drugs during the Lemmons scene? In a year that features some of the best performances I have seen in a long time, Leonardo Dicaprio takes the cake as the very best. Any other year, I believe this would be his time to take the Oscar, but when facing fan favourite Matthew McConaughey, and the importance of Chiwetel Ejiofor, it's just not gonna happen for him. Which is a damn shame because he is incredible.
The 3 hour run time flew by thanks to utter craziness of the film. I don't see how people see this as Scorcese glorifying what Belfort did. This isn't a commentary, it's a biography. He doesn't take a stand on either side, and just lays it all out for us to decide. This is on of Marty's very best. I just finished watching it, and I would happily watch it again.