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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There may be worse movies this summer than The Great Gatsby, but there won't be a more crushing disappointment. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The good news about Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the Fitzgerald masterpiece is that he doesn't use the novel as a mere pretext for his own visual invention, but genuinely tries to capture the Fitzgeraldian spirit, and for the most part, despite some vulgar lapses, he succeeds. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern 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. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are so many things wrong with Luhrmann's Great Gatsby - the filmmaker's attention-deficit-disorder approach, the anachronistic convergence of hip-hop and swing, the choppy elision of Fitzgerald's plot, the jarring collision of Jazz Age cool and Millennial cluelessness. But at the crux of things, the problem is that it's impossible to care. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman 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. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    No matter how frenzied and elaborate and sometimes distracting his technique may be, Luhrmann's personal connection and commitment to the material remains palpable, which makes for a film that, most of the time, feels vibrantly alive while remaining quite faithful to the spirit, if not the letter or the tone, of its source. show more

  • 50
    NPR

    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. show more

  • 58
    William Goss Film.com

    In the end, his (Luhrmann) Gatsby takes the fitting form of a cocktail glass, at once undeniably polished and unfailingly empty. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Amidst all the fireworks and the cascading champagne and the insanely over-the-top parties, we’re reminded again and again that The Great Gatsby is about a man who spends half a decade constructing an elaborate monument to the woman of his dreams. show more

  • January 11, 2014 Carcotas
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    t is a cacophony of nothingness. Too much fluff and tinsel. No sympathy for any character could be felt. P.S. And the blinking green light..Yes, we can see it. Yes, we know what it means More about the movie you can also find it here http://movieinfodb.com/en/movie/64682/The+Great+Gatsby-2013

  • October 14, 2013 op00000000168133
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    When I went to go watch this movie at the movie theater with my 19 yr old daughter, I was not expecting to form an instant bond with her due to the connection this film creates between the early 1900\'s to today\'s times. We absolutely love this movie....we both can sit here and watch it everyday!

  • October 07, 2013 noelwinter8
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    I saw this flm with my daughter and insofar as Leinsrdo Dacaprio I believe he should win he Oscar for his performance. And its abouit time. I must say the the oppluance of the film was a beautiful bakgdrop that was indee a remembrsnce iof the jazz age.Bravi fr the film and Leo. .

  • October 04, 2013 pk00000000167863
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    Amazing movie! Now one of my Favorites! This movie is definitely going into my collection.

  • September 23, 2013 uwannacookiee
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    My favorite movie! Amazing soundtrack as well definitely a must see.

  • August 27, 2013 rg00000000163180
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    Very good movie, well done.

  • July 19, 2013 jr00000000157718
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    one of the best movies i have seen. Just so different and authentic! I recommend for anyone. 5star for sure

  • June 29, 2013 laredotimes
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    the cast in unlikeable- the choice of daisy and nick was horrible- I refuse to watch this- it doenst come even close to the 1974 version

  • June 20, 2013 ur00000000142960
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    This movie is a excellent film. The acting in the movie was off the wall. The score in this movie was really great. Plus, the music was out of this world. (It really went with the story line). What I could see out of \"The Great Gatsby\", is for the great breathtaking movie.

  • June 19, 2013 jerryjou
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    5 stars , I wish there were more movies like \'THE GRAT GATSBY\'

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