Scott’s review published on Letterboxd:
Oh my god. I really don't know how to describe what I've just watched but it's one of the most exhilarating films I've ever seen.
It's one of Scorsese's best films, but not his absolute best. I'd have to think on it to see if I agree with the "best since Goodfellas" that's being thrown around a lot lately.
The real star here is Leo. He's been one of my favorite actors for a while now and I love almost everything he does, but good god damn. This is his defining performance. This is one of those rare performances where you completely forget an actor is acting. At times you're so entertained and charmed by his performance you forgot how awful a person Belfort is. You're along for the ride and loving it and from time to time he'll do something so absurdly immoral and you'll have to ask yourself how you're enjoying his performance. This is hands down one of my favorite performances of the 21st century.
I don't even want to think about the Oscars knowing how he still likely won't win.