Written May 13, 2013
There just wansn't a lot of passion or plot that kept you drawn in. It was stunning to see but I did keep wondering when it was going to be over and if there was a twist at the end to make it all worth it.
Written May 28, 2013
I have seen all the previous film versions of the book and I was disappointed after seeing the trailers on TV. I think Leonardo DeCaprio was miscast. Although he is incredibly handsome, I never felt the character with him. I wasn't thrilled with the music either. The costumes were fabulous as was the art direction. The dialogue was of course fantastic.
Written May 13, 2013
It started off slow but then one must remember that this was set in a time period where excess among the wealthy ruled the day. In many ways the film is a metaphor for today's society with its rampant air of entitlement and reckless abandon, not to mention complete disregard for those less fortunate.
The real saving feature of this film is the cinematograghy and that doesn't usually hold me to the film as it progresses but this one did. If any aspect of this film is nominated for an Academy Award, it will probably be this.
All in all, I would recommend going to see this film but keep your expectations in place for a 7.5 out of 10 work.
Written October 05, 2015
The movie was Ok but I did not think that rap music was an appropriate way to depict movie about the 1920's. Unless you are determined to see it soon, wait for the DVD,
Written May 14, 2013
I made an account just so I can review this movie. This movie is on my top 5 favorite movies of all time now. People who read the book will notice about 2 to 3 things missing but the movie follows the book VERY well otherwise. People who are saying "Did Baz even read the book?!" I wish I could hurt them and ask them the same question. The acting was amazing, especially Leonardo DiCaprio! One thing I will agree with is that I wish the music would have been during the time period, instead of our time period. The parties were displayed so perfectly, the clothing was perfect and the way everyone spoke was great. I can not say enough good things about this film. GO SEE IT. I know I will be going to see it a second, even a third time! I MOST DEFINITELY WILL purchase the movie when it comes out on dvd.