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Visually Delicious

By BubbaFandango
Written October 30, 2014
Luscious visuals, engaging story line, depth of connection to each scene, each person despite not seeing it in 3D. Music was a bit surprising. Better watching the movie than listening beforehand. Definitely a good ride.
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DeCaprio Amazing

By ldavidj
Written May 28, 2013
The acting by Leo DeCaprio and the other members of the cast was superb, believable, engaging. AND, you could understand everything that was said (unlike so many movies lately where the actor's voices are garbled, or whispering, or drowned out by background noise--the people who put this movie together paid close attention to getting the voice levels correct--so you could actually hear and understand every word spoken! The sets and props were delightful, but not overpowering, and supported the story line appropriately. Very well done and wonderfully entertaining.
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A High School Book Turned into a Wonder World!

By mohitgandhi
Written May 12, 2013
This movie is a must see, especially if you have read the book earlier! While the story during the beginning was a tad bit slow, after the movie really settles in, the plot takes over and turns the movie into a wonderland. The scenes and costumes were beautifully constructed, props to Brooks Brothers for the clothes!
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Hmmmm.don't know what all the fuss is about

By RMS4937
Written May 12, 2013
The scenery, costumes and sets are absolutely beautiful. The movie is a bit overacted - Leo is gorgeous but his transition from super cool to blubbering idiot happens without much story in between and this lack of background story seems to be the problem with the whole movie. I was not invested in why he loved her so much so the premise of the movie didn't make much of an impact. Tobey Maguire was great, but I couldn't buy into Daisy or why Gatsby was obsessed with her. Carey Mulligan was cute, but not the stuff of great romantic leading ladies and I didn't shed a tear at the end, and I cry watching Hallmark commercials.
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An Excellent Gasby

By Billy58
Written May 12, 2013
I remember the 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford & Mia Farrow as being boring. This "Gatsby' is not boring. Baz Luhrman does a great job of bringing the Roaring 20's alive. The excess is there in vibrant color and 3-D that, in my opinion, is put to very, very good use. His direction, in a word, is excellent! Leonardo DiCaprio is a perfect Jay Gatsby. He has the look, the style, and the vulnerability. Tobey Maguire has never been better. He only adds to the feel of the time and, as the narrator in the character of Nick Carraway, definitely draws the viewer into the film. If nothing else, the film should get an Oscar nomination for Costume Design. They were perfect. The movie is slow, but the story is slow. However, in this "Gatsby", slow is not boring.
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