The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★½

The excess, vulgarity, gluttony, and consumerism of Goodfellas and The Aviator and The Age of Innocence and Casino but done to the max and without as much of the sober moralizing and any of the subtlety that is so needed in a Scorsese movie, or at least devoid of his usual brilliant filmmaking. EXTREMELY gauche, and I know that it’s purposeful but that still doesn’t make it palatable! The inverse of The Irishman, and I have to say I appreciate the other side of the coin much more than this.

phoebe 💫 liked these reviews