Thursday, December 26, 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street: Hear Him Roar
Debauched. Excessive. Over the top.
That's what critics are saying about this Martin Scorsese flick.
The Movie Slut wonders where they were when Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained was oozing blood all over the multiplexes. Oh, how the critics loved it.
Once again violence is applauded while sex is panned. What does that say about a culture?
Wolf is long. A minute shy of three hours. And nudity is plentiful. Every scene isn't palatable. But it has Leondardo DiCaprio in the starring role of Jordon Belfort, a real-life sociopathic Wall Street swindler, who drinks, drugs, parties and parades around half dressed for much of the movie.
DiCaprio is riveting, even with his clothes on and, unlike American Hustle, the story is easy to follow.
What's missing from this tour-de-force is an editor who'd have left about sixty minutes on the cutting room floor.
As they say, everyone needs an editor, even Martin Scorsese.