The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

  • Released: 2013-12-25
  • Runtime: 180 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Kenneth Choi, P.J. Byrne, Ethan Suplee, Brian Sacca, Henry Zebrowski, Jon Favreau, Cristin Milioti, Joanna Lumley, Jake Hoffman, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, Aya Cash, Katarina Čas, Bo Dietl, Jon Spinogatti, Rizwan Manji, Stephanie Kurtzuba, J. C. MacKenzie, Ashlie Atkinson, Stephen Kunken, Ted Griffin, Sandra Nelson, Dan Bittner, Spike Jonze, Mackenzie Meehan, Thomas Middleditch, Edward Herrmann, Jordan Belfort, Fran Lebowitz, Robert Clohessy, Welker White, Danny Flaherty, Carla Corvo, Madison McKinley, Aaron Lazar, Steve Routman, Steve Witting, Charley Morgan, Michael Nathanson, Kathleen Fellegara, John Behlmann, Ward Horton, Bret Shuford, J.T. O'Connor, Steven Boyer, Danny A. Abeckaser, Matthew Rauch, Michael Izquierdo, Donnie Keshawarz, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Aaron Glaser, Ben Rameaka, Brian Charles Johnson, Sebastian Tillinger, Chris Riggi, Meghan Rafferty, José Ramón Rosario, Davram Stiefler, Dan Daily, Ben Van Bergen, Matte Osian, Michael Devine, Jason Furlani, Jeremy Bobb, Tom Greer, Sharon Jones, Emily Tremaine, Zineb Oukach, Giselle Eisenberg, Deema Aitken, Ashley Springer, Rémy Bennett, Catherine Curtin, Paul Urcioli, Michael O'Hara, Michael Bryan French, Armen Garo, Garry Pastore, Louis Vanaria, Peter Youngblood Hills, Brendan Griffin, Derek Milman, Victor Verhaeghe, Chris Caldovino, Fileena Bahris, Silvia Kal, Kamron Leal, Tommy Bayiokos, Gianni Biasetti Jr., Rick Bolander, Spenser Granese, Julian Brand, Kenneth Carrella, Austin Farwell, Zach Miko, Tyler Evan Rowe, Stefano Villabona, Gregory Brown, Tucker Bryan, Michael Jefferson, Bryan Burton, Mike Catapano, Steven Conroy, Kelsey Deanne, Maria Di Angelis, Matthew Gooley, London Hall, Rosemary Howard, Chris Kerson, Natasha Kojic, Ben Leasure, Paul Jude Letersky, Will MacAdam, Jeff Moffitt, Chris Nunez, Seregon O'Dassey, Joseph Oliveira, And Palladino, Michael Power, Nicole Rutigliano, Sibyl Santiago, Vitaliy Shtabnoy, Blago Simon, Paul Thornton, Madeleine Wade, David Wenzel, Joe Zaso, Francis Brooke, Jaclyn Keys, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Krista Ashworth, Natalie Bensel, Claudette Lalí, Martin Klebba
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • alexstenqvist - 24 December 2022
    The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a New York stockbroker who runs a firm that engages in securities fraud and corruption on Wall Street in the 1990s.

    The film received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with praise for Scorsese's direction, the performances of DiCaprio and co-stars Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie, and the screenplay. However, it also received controversy for its depiction of excessive drug use and sexual content.

    One of the standout elements of The Wolf of Wall Street is its cast, led by a standout performance by DiCaprio as Belfort. DiCaprio fully commits to the role, capturing both the charisma and sleaziness of Belfort, and delivering a tour-de-force performance that deservedly earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Hill also delivers a strong performance as Belfort's right-hand man, Donnie Azoff, bringing a sense of comic relief to the film with his outrageous behavior and antics. Robbie, meanwhile, gives a breakout performance as Belfort's second wife, Naomi, bringing a sense of glamour and sex appeal to the film.

    In terms of direction, Scorsese once again demonstrates his mastery of the craft, bringing a sense of energy and excitement to the film that keeps it moving at a fast pace. The film is visually stunning, with a vibrant color palette and stylish camera work that captures the excess and opulence of Belfort's lifestyle. Scorsese also does a great job of capturing the high-stakes, cutthroat world of Wall Street, and the film's depiction of the corruption and greed that ran rampant during the 1990s is both eye-opening and enraging.

    However, The Wolf of Wall Street is not without its flaws. The film has a running time of nearly three hours, and while it never feels overly long, there are moments where it could have been trimmed down to tighten the pacing. Additionally, the film's depiction of excessive drug use and sexual content has been the subject of controversy, with some critics arguing that it glamorizes and celebrates behavior that is both illegal and destructive.

    Overall, The Wolf of Wall Street is a wild and entertaining ride that is anchored by strong performances and brilliant direction from Scorsese. While it may not be for everyone due to its controversial subject matter and graphic content, it is a film that is worth checking out for fans of Scorsese's work and for those interested in the cutthroat world of Wall Street.
  • nansjune - 23 August 2022
    It's a good film but the messaging...
    I enjoyed this film until I heard other people taking about it which made me re-evaluate.

    The movie glorifies the worst of humanity and is almost congratulating in its appraisal of the appalling criminal behaviour of the protagonists.

    In 'wall street' you're supposed to be disgusted by Gordon Gekko but in TWOWS there is no everyman Martin Sheen character as a counter point, there is no Charlie Sheen character wrestling with his conscience, there is only naked greed, work is for chumps, people are there to be exploited.

    With Wall Street, Gekko became an icon of the age in spite of the message of the film, in TWOWS Belfort is lionised, the end.

    I'd love to think that the audience is sophisticated enough to realise that in the absence of a moral to the story that they are being invited to draw their own conclusions. I'd also love to believe that the filmmaker is making a comment on the times by having no ethical subtext and that he intends the viewer to have a realisation.

    From what I've seen and heard from others talking about the film, Scorsese has failed, his audience are not sophisticated enough, there is no widespread audience realisation. The film succeeds only in showing how vacuous and amoral our society has become.