New Wolf Of Wall Street Movie Got Mostly Really Positive Reviews From Top Critics
New Wolf Of Wall Street movie got mostly really positive reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures dropped their new drama flick, “The Wolf Of Wall Street” into theaters on this past Wednesday, December 25th, and the top movie critics in the business, have given their reviews.
They look positive as hell as the movie got a 76 score out of 100 across 44 critic reviews at metacritic.com. We posted a few of their snippets (below). The movie stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Pj Byrne,and Kenneth Choi.
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it an outstanding100 score, stating, “It is the best and most enjoyable American film to be released this year.” Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it another 100 score, stating, “A very fast three hours, Wolf is a fascinating, revolting, outlandish, uproarious, exhilarating and exhausting master work on immorality.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it another 100 . He said:”DiCaprio’s swaggering, swinging-dick performance is the wildest damn thing he’s ever put onscreen.” Bill Goodykoontz at the Arizona Republic, gave it a 90 score, stating, ” Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is absurd, ridiculous, over the top, overindulgent, overlong, overstuffed, over-everythinged. And that is precisely the point.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it an 88 grade. He stated, “One of the funniest yet most depressing movies in Martin Scorsese’s long career — a celebration and evisceration of male savagery, financial division. It’s like “GoodFellas,” only (slightly) more legal, which is very much the point.”
Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com, gave it an 88 grade, saying, ” Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is abashed and shameless, exciting and exhausting, disgusting and illuminating; it’s one of the most entertaining films ever made about loathsome men.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 score as well. He explained, “Scorsese tells the Wolf’s story almost strictly from the Wolf’s point of view. We never see his victims. It’s actually an effective technique, because the Wolf certainly never really saw his victims either. Not as actual human beings who could be hurt by his financial hocus-pocus.”
Claudia Puig from the USA Today team, gave it another 88, stating, “It’s rambunctious and unruly, but mesmerizing.” Then Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83 score, stating, “The feverishly paced film is hell-bent on making the audience feel like they just snorted a Belushian mountain of blow. You can practically feel your teeth grinding to dust. As with any high, though, it also doesn’t know when to stop.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it an 80 score. He stated, “This movie may tire you out with its hammering, swaggering excess, but it is never less than wide-awake.” Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 grade, stating, “A delirious, manic, push-the-limits comedy of gaudy amorality that tests the audience’s taste. But it’s a gamble that works, since you leave this adrenaline trip wasted, but invigorated.”
Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score, stating, “Nearly as extravagant as the characters it depicts, Martin Scorsese’s comic, operatically-scaled film is, on a moment-by-moment basis, often madly entertaining due to its live-wire energy, exuberant performances and the irresistible appeal of watching naughty boys doing very naughty things.”
Scott Foundas from Variety, gave it an 80 score. He stated, “A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.”
Ann Hornaday over at the Washington Post, gave it a 63, stating, “The Wolf of Wall Street remains one-note even at is most outré, an episodic portrait of rapaciousness in which decadence escalates into debauchery escalates into depravity, but, miraculously, not death.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 score. He said, ” The movie’s benumbed by its own parade of bad behavior. Like some of Scorsese’s other second-tier works — “Casino,” “Bringing Out the Dead” — the gulf between virtuoso technical facility and impoverished material cannot be bridged. It’s diverting, sort of, to see DiCaprio doing lines off a stripper’s posterior, but after the 90th time it’s like, enough already with heinous capitalistic extremes.”
Finally, Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a pretty awful 38 score. He said: “If you’re going to invest three hours watching a movie about a convicted stock swindler, it needs to be a whole lot more compelling than Martin Scorsese’s handsome, sporadically amusing and admittedly never boring, but also bloated, redundant, vulgar, shapeless and pointless — Wolf of Wall Street.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email