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The Great Gatsby (2013) Synopsis
Movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the first must-see film of Hollywood’s summer season, if for no other reason than its jaw-dropping...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Amidst all the fireworks and the cascading champagne and the insanely over-the-top parties, we’re reminded again and again that The Great...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The good news about Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the Fitzgerald masterpiece is that he doesn't use the novel as a mere pretext for his own...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
This movie hangs utterly on performance, and DiCaprio’s Gatsby is mesmerizing.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
No matter how frenzied and elaborate and sometimes distracting his technique may be, Luhrmann's personal connection and commitment to the...
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Entertainment Weekly

It's a dazzling time capsule of a shimmering era and a devastating look into the dark side of the American dream. Too bad Luhrmann, the...
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Slant Magazine

This is a film which takes classic source material and imbues it on screen with a sense of wonder commensurate to its prior form, perhaps...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
The acting is really good, particularly Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby. But boy, with a running time of nearly 21/2 hours and a near-constant...
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By Scott Foundas
More often, Gatsby feels like a well-rehearsed classic in which the actors say their lines ably, but with no discernible feeling behind...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
So much effort seems to have gone into the eye-popping production design, swooping camera work and anachronistic musical score that the...
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The Greatest Gatsby!

By MedRed
This was my most anticipated movie of the year. After seeing the critics' ratings for this movie, I became disheartened. I'm happy to say that The Great Gatsby lived up to my initial...


By Festival4
ABSOLUTELY true to the spirit of Fitzgerald's novel. Baz Luhrmann's magnificent film provides exactly what viewers want from a movie adaptation of a classic work--the visuals, the emotions, the key...

Beautifully haunting, absolutely devastating, and wonderfully loyal to the text

By loz_061288
You'll be hard pressed to find someone who loves the book as much as I do! Its safe to say that I have been obsessed with it since I read it for the first time years ago! I was ready to be...

Loved it!

By epic2515
First this was a toss up for me because Iron Man 3 was out, but Gatsby won out. I always love Leo and Toby as actors and seeing them both on the screen was great for me. I thought they both did a...

Wealthy Man Who Yearns For Love

By joyfulwoman2078
“The Great Gatsby Film” featured a wild but entertaining tale of the complicated love triangle between the characters of Tom Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby. I admit that my...

No Roar To This Twenties Love Story

By frankieagogo
The Great Gatsby is visually stunning but words of praise stop there. An over the top attempt to make a near 100 year old American literary classic digestible to 21st Century audiences spoils what...

Better than I thought

By soceguera13
I re-read the book before I went to see it last night and noticed that much of the dialogue was taken directly from the book word by word, as well as many scenes. I think the actors fit perfectly with...

The Great Gatsby

By evablack
Overall, I enjoyed the show. The party scenes assaulted the senses and were, in my opinion, a little over the top. I am still thinking about it , tryng to get a better understanding. Leonardo...


By PurpleRose57
The movie did make me understand the story better than the original film. I did have empathy for Gatsby, but found the over indulgence of the rich sickening. I thought Daisy was beautiful, but...


By hansolosmom
While the movie stayed pretty true to the book with some exceptions, the cgi was very distracting and made it hard to watch. Also the anachronism of todays music in the scenes didn't work well IMO. ...

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Rated PG-13 | For some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fitzgerald classic gets a decadent, gorgeous, tricky update.
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