Written May 12, 2013
I loved this movie. The acting was phenomenal, especially Leo, Toby and Joel-they all deserve Oscar nominations. This movie and the actors really make your emotions run wild. It stayed pretty true to the book so there are no surprises. Also, the clothes were TO DIE FOR!!
Written September 23, 2014
We spent a wonderful afternoon watching this movie in 3D and I felt it was worth every penny. It is beautiful to behold and well acted. The script, acting and direction fully captures the rich nuances of the original characters and of Gatsby's own inner turmoil. I liked every bit of it and felt compelled to write this review since the critics are being absolutely brutal in their reviews. From what I can see on Rotten Tomatoes and other sites, this is one of those films where the viewers and the critics are on opposite extremes. I think its great!
Written May 11, 2013
I've been waiting for this movie for a while, was pumped to go and see it in 3D and I did....I came out feeling disappointed.
The visuals of the movie are fabulous, without a doubt. The music is amazing.
Everything else....not so much!!
Le DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby was...alright. He tried & sometimes succeeded in injecting a little life into his character. Mr Maguire proved Spidey looks constipated when he tries to act. Edgerton managed to be deliciously evil. With the exception of Elizabeth Dibicki as Jordan, everyone was...trying too hard. Carey Mulligan made me feel uncomfortable.
The one and only positive thing about the cast of this movie was Mr Amitabh Bachchan himself as Meyer Wolfsheim. his brief performance is one that cannot be forgotten. He brings the dual nature of Wolfsheim, familiar to the readers, to the screen. He jumps from being a "happy go lucky" looking to this sinister man in the blink of an eye- the ability portray emotions simply through the eyes!
Written May 10, 2013
This Movie was Beautiful. The beautiful homes and sets, the Costumes were amazing and DeCaprio was amazing!!! Loved it all.
I think the critics take themselves to serious. They don't know what they are talking about. This movie was true to the book and the acting was great! The only thing I didn't care for was Myrtle and that group. I think they made them look a little to cartoony. But I Loved it.
Written August 29, 2014
I saw the great gatsby today , it's better than reading the book, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan did a good job. The grade i give is an B+