Adam M. (monkeybobbob)High Wycombe,England
Adam's Recent Reviews
Brilliant, found footage, horror anthology sequel. Full review soon.
Great story of infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort who went from a modest, young wannabe on the Wall Street scene to a millionaire and legend in the sales world. Leonardo DiCaprio gives a brilliant, full throttle performance as Belfort as we see him make his way quickly up the ladder as he starts his own company, taking on Jonah Hill among others along the way and soon he has people queueing up to work for him and more money than he can handle. Well, he does handle it. On drugs, booze, women and other luxuries. But Belfort isn't bothered about how he gets the money and his dodgy dealings are destined to land him in serious trouble eventually.
The Goodfellas comparisons you may have heard about do ring true but personally I dont see this as a bad thing as I love Goodfellas and its a Scorsese film to so it's not like someone else is ripping him off!
So yes, Wolf of Wall Street is basically Goodfellas with stockbrokers instead of gangsters but it's fun, funny, entertaining and engaging with great performances, not just from DiCaprio but from Jonah Hill and stunning Margot Robbie as Belfort's second wife, Naomi. At three hours it might be testing for some but it pretty much flies by and is another triumph for Martin Scorcese.
Adam's Favorite Movies
One of my favourite films ever.Some brilliant dialogue and performances as well as gore and shocks make this one of the most iconic films of the 90's.It also made John Travolta cool again! "Does he look like a bitch?!"
A Classic.A brilliant subject matter that hides beneath the violence the first time you watch it(for me,anyway).Brilliantly acted,great twist.Just one of the best films.Ever.