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May 21, 2013
such an amazing movie!
May 21, 2013
Didn't mean to give it 3 stars. This is a 2 star movie at best. The costumes were great but the story was a bit bland. Would rather have waited for it to be on cable, might have enjoyed it more if I didn't spend the 11 bucks for a ticket.
May 20, 2013
Just saw this fantastic adventure of my fave novel, back in my college days. Leo DiCaprio is absolutely stunning, and his performance is Oscar worthy. The cinematography is perfect. The movie would have been so much better in the beginning, if the soundtracks of Jay-z and Beyonce artists did not fit
May 19, 2013
Almost left, but worth staying until the end as the last half hour or so was the most interesting part. NOT a 'feel good' story. Unless you love flicks about lust and adultery. I was more than a bit disappointed.
May 18, 2013
Oh, and one more thing, I really wish the movie studios would stop padding these review boards with their fake "wonderful awesome movie" reviews. You know, the ones with all the letters and numbers. Pure studio stuffing to beef up the stars... The hire these guys to review around the world!
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When Luhrmann finally reveals the title character, he does so as assorted partygoers work themselves into a frenzy, Rhapsody in Blue pounds on the soundtrack and fireworks explode in the sky...Unfortunately, the film is never again as successful; from here on, it has to dig into the bothersome business of telling Fitzgerald's story. Full Review
The acting is really good, particularly Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby. But boy, with a running time of nearly 21/2 hours and a near-constant bombardment of visual overstimulation, it’s exhausting. Full Review
So much effort seems to have gone into the eye-popping production design, swooping camera work and anachronistic musical score that the result is hyper-active cacophony rather than enthralling entertainment. Full Review
New York Daily News
Luhrmann piles on one shiny distraction after another. But amid all the seductively gaudy excess, DiCaprio finds both the heart and hurt buried within one of literature’s everlasting enigmas. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
What's intractably wrong with the film is that there's no reality to heighten; it's a spectacle in search of a soul. Full Review