Written January 31, 2015
A wonderful film, 10/10. Breathetaking extravaganza. Slow to start, but picks up speed as the story unfolds and truly captures the era that it takes place in but with plenty of directorial and musical liberties.
What a amazing life these people lived. A fleeting glimpse into their lives, loves and relationships.
Great story telling and a serioous attempt to be as faithful as possible to Fitzgerald's novel.
Stunning visuals, bright colors and superb images and symbols.
I loved it. Not to be missed!
Written February 09, 2016
Gatsby has its problems, primarily in tone and performance, but it's unquestionably one of the most beautiful, visually rich films to come along in some time. Look forward to spirited discussions after the film about how Leo came off more crazy than charismatic, whether Carey Mulligan's Daisy is truly a golden girl that would inspire men to fight for her, and whether the visuals were so dizzying that it was hard to focus on how beautiful they were. Is it worth seeing? Absolutely. You'll be transported in a visual sense - and you'll likely be nspired to by the soundtrack, the least-bothersome and most entertaining of the film's anachronisms - even if the sum of so many gorgeous parts doesn't quite add up.
Written May 12, 2013
I have read the book many times and recently re-read it because the movie was coming out. I COULD NOT WAIT to see this movie and I was NOT disappointed one bit. the movie did the book entire justice and the visual effects and cinematography were absolutely amazing and REALLY added to the story. And Leo DiCaprio was (of course) absolutely amazing. YOU MUST SEE!
Written April 21, 2015
Seen this in 3D and enjoyed the detail that the movie gave with the 20's & 30's look. Beautiful hats and outfits that had my wife giddy in her seat. I loved the cars and the rustic looked it had at times. Good storyline and Leo Dicap didn't disappoint, and wasn't filled with foul language and nudity that allows anybody over 13 yrs old to sit thru. I give it 3 1/2 stars and proves to myself that I will see anything Leo does on film.
Written May 02, 2016
From the reviews, I thought the movie sounded like a cartoon version of the book, but was inspired by Stephen Colbert's send-up of the movie to go anyway. I loved the 3-d--gave the move that special zing. The Nick Carraway point of view that Tobey McGuire gave made sense for the first time in this movie. I thought the lead female characters --Daisy, and Jordan, and Myrtle were spectacularly rendered. Leo di Caprio was okay, but the "old sport" never came across but Tom Buchanan showed his mean, shallow self. Great entertainment. Good job by the Aussie.