Martin Scorsese has done it again! With a film like this, it’s difficult to know where to begin. It was Sir Walter Scott who put it best when he penned the famous words, “oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” The movie is almost entirely about deception and greed. It shows the audience how one man can become so encapsulated with the idea of more. that he can build an army of deceivers and greedy salesmen to grow an empire. But like any Shakespearean or Greek tragedy, it doesn’t end well for nearly everyone, often times, including the central character. Di Caprio’s performance is definitely one of, if not his best! Absolutely amazing delivery. Although Scorsese likely did an accurate job (if not a little exaggerated) at showing what “that” world is like, the movie did not have to include the nudity and drug use to the extent it did in order to advance the plot throughout the narrative. One of the shortcomings of the film was the poor ADR (dialog replacement). Many times it was quite noticeable. The editing also seemed to be less than seem-less at some points. Definitely a candidate for a Best Actor nomination, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay.

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