Written May 26, 2013
I thought this film was way over the top in glitz and glamor, and lost its soul in the process. Acting was excellent, but I was hoping that the editor would cut about a half hour off of the film. i would not recommend this film. Too much gore and very very loud to the point where I had to cover my ears.
Written June 28, 2016
Don't expect a strictly adhered to 'period piece', though the Art Deco era was *very* well done. Expect a highly stylized visual spectacle, a hip-hop soundtrack, which I enjoyed, and some great storytelling and acting. The writing kept me engaged, as did the actors. I couldn't stop 'studying' Leo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The costuming was exquisitely done - everyone looked like a fashion mode. Just go see it - you won't be disappointed.
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 February 13, 2016
I enjoyed the film. The acting was fine- and it was rather amazing that the American setting was actually filmed in Australia. The modern music didn't take away from the 1920s atmosphere. Gatsby is certainly one of the great American novels and this film does it credit.
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.