It was alright. Definitely should have been shorter, and didn't feel original to me. It just seemed like elements of a bunch of movies I've already seen thrown together trying to produce as much shock value as possible. But it was still pretty entertaining. Leo was good. Actually Jonah Hill might have been the funniest part.
Just watched it. Wow, very entertaining. Quite like the story narrated in the book, and I've never seen a movie that explicit in mainstream cinema.
Perhaps that's a new trend? Nymphomaniac seems to have a similar level of obscenity, but I don't know much to tell. I must say I enjoy it.
I feel like some parts were dumbed down... The Swiss guy who's an expert in banking system was far more brilliant (in a criminous way) in the book, and the way he explained the concept of plausible deniability and how it applied to what Belfort wanted was very cunning. There were a lot of interesting details involving stock options after the Steve Madden IPO... In the movie it was just like 'we made 20+ millions in 3 hours', but I feel like the details would've made things much more interesting to someone with intermediate or superior knowledge on markets.
A scene that was probably cut on purpose involved one of Belfort's associates making an anti-gay speech in Stratton Oakmont, which initiated the equivalent of a witch hunt. That was probably for the best.
Did the part where he rapes his wife bother anyone else? I thought it was entertaining and well-made but
somewhat exploitative. Overall, I thought if was a middling film for Scorcese, when he was always hit-or-miss