The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]

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96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1766 out of 1842)

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Synopsis


The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for this adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir about his exploits as a crooked banker. Terence Winter provides the screenplay. Jonah Hill and Oscar winner Jean Dujardin co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Jordan Belfort
  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill - Donnie Azoff
  • Margot Robbie
    Margot Robbie - Naomi Lapaglia
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew McConaughey - Mark Hanna
  • Kyle Chandler
    Kyle Chandler - Agent Patrick Denham



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96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Scorsese is back in his comfort zone!

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    JakeInLivnColor
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    After winning a long-awaiting Best Director Oscar for The Departed, Scorsese dilly-dallied around with music documentaries, a horror movie, a much-beloved but little scene kids film, and a critically acclaimed TV series, he is finally back where he was sorely missed, the hard-R criminal film. This time though, this criminal is white-collar and is based on an actual person. Profanities, drugs, escorts, random shots of a mini Jonah Hill and more abound in this film, and with a terrific cast, legendary director and a terrific script make the 3-hour run time a breeze and a pleasure to walk through. The PQ (Captured from a mixture of 35mm film and digital sources) is sharp and detailed and appropriately filmic, with the digital segments sticking out a bit more with the usual problems of motion blur and extensive light gain, but nonetheless is a great transfer representative of how the film was shot. The AQ is also well done with the dialogue being clear and centered, music mixed well ad well-chosen and surrounds put to good use. The extras though, are a bit disappointing, since I haven't heard Martin Scorsese record a commentary for one of his own films since The Aviator back in 2004 and also a lack of the Director's Cut released elsewhere in the world. Included are The Wolf Pack featurette being a 17-minute featurette about the film. The BBY exclusive also includes a bonus Blu Ray disc with featurettes about the making of the film plus interviews with DiCaprio and Scosese. Not much else, except for the featureless DVD and the UV digital copy. Still recommended for the top-notch presentation and amazing film, just pay less for the standard release and hunt for the BBY exclusive if at all possible.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The American dream or the American nightmare

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    xphoenix23
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    The wolf is known as both a social creature amongst its kind, and particularly within its pack, and the devourer of anything else that gets in its way. It's an attractive but fearsome animal. It's sleek, refined, capable, and very dangerous. It's the perfect metaphor for the man who notoriously rose to power in the 1980s stock brokerage scene, the man who made himself a fortune and guided others to countless millions by choosing the right friends, knowing his enemies, and pouncing on every opportunity with the cunning, smarts, and determination necessary to not crush the competition but to rise to the top of his field, to quite literally become the "king of the world," or at least the world his vast fortune but narrow focus had built. But as these stories tend to reveal, his meteoric ascendancy wasn't built only on sweat, smarts, and lawful business practices. -- no matter how destructive -- that might even make Gordon Gekko stop and consider the ramifications. Director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is notoriously vulgar and frank yet beautifully crafted and endlessly captivating in its recreation of a story that validates the dangers in too much of a good thing. Of course, whether anything in Jordan Belfort's life can be considered "good" is the secret little subtext beneath the chaos.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Movie of the Year

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    NolanShadow17
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    The Wolf of Wall Street is a three hour movie that seems like an hour and a half movie. I went to the movie theater twice to watch it and I rarely go to the movies. The movie is based on Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who made millions off of selling penny stocks back in the 80's. It is actually based on Belfort's autobiography "The Wolf of Wall Street", which by the way, he actually wrote "Capturing the Wolf of Wall Street" as well (here is hoping for a sequel#. The movie starts off the same way it finishes, incredibly vulgar and offensive. I love my movies this way though and from what I gather, Belfort was actually the way DiCaprio depicted him in the movie. Martin Scorsese directs a masterpiece in my mind along the lines of "Goodfellas and Casino". A blend of the two. There is also a ton of great laughs strung throughout this flick. At one point, I literally had to look away from the screen to catch my breath because I was laughing so hard. So if you are not easliy offended #this movie is filled with F-Bombs and Nudity) and want to check out a wonderful scripted movie and in my mind, DiCaprio's best acting in a film, then this movie will not let you down. I think it is easily the movie of the year in my opinion. Buy it and kick back, enjoy and be ready to watch it again.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Martin at his finest again

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    ITakeLotsaPictures
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    It earns its R rating and then some, so don't watch it with the kids. But it does it all with both wicked glee and exquisite craftsmanship. Where to begin ... The script crackles in the air, and the actors are giving it their all, including DeCaprio channeling the James Cagney of Public Enemy and White Heat. Rich in directorial torches bearing the signature of Scorsese, it has his familiar arc of towering guilt depicted in loving detail before it is ultimately brought down, though unrepentant and without a scrap of absolution or redemption. The wreckage is total, and yet at the end you see the "hero" pick himself up and start afresh in a roomful of his next suckers-to-be. You're absolutely on the edge of your seat for all three hours, and I found myself strangely uplifted by the whole wretched experience! A troubling study of voracious ambition and moral decay, and its seductive effect on everything in its path. Great selection of songs and recordings -- there's background music pretty much throughout. The movie is great, but I give the disc only 4 stars because it has no commentary soundtrack or extra features, which is really a shame because there is a lot of factual background i will have to look elsewhere to find. After all these years, Martin continues to thrill and astonish. He's the best.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hedonism on Wall Street...

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    dcasaccia36
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    Many positive and negative things have been said about this film since its release in theaters. Firstly I would say that like other films made about criminals these characters in this film are not supposed to be sympathetic. If viewers find themselves relating to some of them in this film it is due to Terence Winter’s great writing and Martin Scorsese’s equally great directing. Both have experience with presenting bad people that never the less seem interesting or at least interesting enough to watch in a film or television series. This film is about the extreme excesses surrounding the world of Wall Street focusing on one firm that seems to take that excess even further. These characters are despicable people yet are entertaining to watch as they spiral downward like in most great crime films. These criminals just happen to be white collar. The best way to watch this is to simply sit back and watch this circus of depravity without taking it too seriously. That may be tricky considering it is a true story and the man most responsible is out of prison and now making money off of his story. Hopefully he will donate his proceeds to charity, but I doubt it. Some people are just shameful opportunists.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie,Must see

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    xphoenix23
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    The Wolf of Wall Street tells the story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), a man with aspirations of the wealth and easy life of the Wall Street stockbroker. He quickly learns the ropes under the guidance of Wall Street veteran Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey), an executive who is a reflection of everything Jordan wants. He's rich, confident, and knows the system. Mark advises cocaine, hookers, and masturbation as the keys to Wall Street success, advice Jordan takes to heart. Just as he's coming into his own, the stock market tanks, his firm closes its doors, and he's left without a job. His ambition to work the system leads him to a small, out-of-the-way firm that deals in penny stocks and pays a hefty 50% commission. He dazzles his co-workers and continues to expand his knowledge base. He sets out to start his own company: Stratton Oakmont. He's joined by his ambitious neighbor Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) and the business grows quickly, operating under the goal of selling wealthy clients blue chip stocks, gaining their confidence with good returns, and pushing the lower priced and higher commissioned penny stocks afterwards.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Over the top and not for the sensitive

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    BrewersFTW
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    Let me preface by saying I love this movie. If you like the movie Wall Street, think that, but kick it up several levels. It's a movie about the opulent wealth that can be found in Wall Street, and all the outrageous things you can do when money isn't a concern. The acting is quite good and DiCaprio and Hill actually make a pretty good pair. That said, do not watch this movie when the kids are around! Unless you want to make them grow up near-instantly, this ain't exactly family-friendly material. Don't get me wrong, opening a movie with DiCaprio doing coke off a strippers butt is just the sort of thing you need if you want to get the audience's attention right away, but still, put the kids to bed before you fire this one up. Likewise, was it really necessary to drop so many f-bombs? I'm normally not at all sensitive to swearing, but even I thought it was a bit excessive. Expand your vocabulary, Scorsese! Other than that, it's a fun movie that's surprisingly long and should make for a fun time. You'll never think of lemons the same again.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vulgar but captivating

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    RossWMartin
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    Martin Scorsese’s loud, frenzied, in-your-face, drug-filled adaptation of notorious ‘90s Wall Street giant Jordan Belfort’s memoir is a unique offering that paints an extremely vivid (not to mention explicit) portrait of greed and excess. Reminiscent of the director’s 1995 film, Casino, in tone, pacing, and thematic content, The Wolf of Wall Street is troubling because it’s true, but endlessly entertaining for exactly the same reason. Leonardo DiCaprio, one year removed from playing a demonic slave owner in Django Unchained, inhabits another riveting and unhinged character, and he knocks it out of the park once again. This guy has range, and he seems to be getting better and better each year. The film is longer than needed (even after the drastic cuts Scorsese supposedly had to make), and certain scenes overstay their welcome, but The Wolf of Wall Street is risky and unlike anything else you’ll see anytime soon, and that alone makes it pretty great.

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