Written October 01, 2016
I LOVED this movie! I love that whole era, and this movie did a great job with it! It had many memorable quotes, and several life lessons in it.
There were times where I was confused as to what was going on, but I soon caught up, with the next scenes.
Leonardo DiCaprio did an EXCELLENT job, as always! I hope he wins several awards for this!
The music was great, also!
I HIGHLY recommend this movie!
Written October 28, 2016
I liked the movie. It had energy. I liked the movie much better than the earlier version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I thought the music was good and the 3D special effects were awsome. I go to see the movie again.
Written June 26, 2016
As a huge Fitzgerald fan, I wasn't certain how I was going to react to this film. I can say it was visually stunning and colorful, definitely evoking the Golden era of the carefree early 1920's (specifically 1922). From the glorious parties at Gatsby's to Nick's charming guest house to the flashy Dusenberg cars, it is a sight to behold. A great deal of emphasis is placed in the details (monograms, jewelry, billboards, etc). They follow the story very closely, using dialogue from the book verbatim. Some times it sounds a little flowery and not how people talk, but that's just a sign of the times. They speak that way in the book, so you let it go. I wasn't sure about Leo as Gatsby, but when he finally makes his appearance, he owns the part in a larger than life way. The rest of the supporting cast is great, especially Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan). I know it isn't superheroes or alien robots, but it is a beautiful, elegant story of love & jealousy among the rich, definitely worth seeing.
Written May 21, 2013
Movie is stunning. Leonardo DiCaprio is a very!! good actor, and looks amazing in this role while the rest of the film crew is holing to the promise of the rocking 20s. I read the book a few times, and I was very moved by this adaptation into modern life.
Written July 29, 2016
Some artistic liberties taken and it evolves over time, but overall it's one of those movies you will want to talk about afterwards. Outstanding performances by all actors and especially DiCaprio - Oscar material for sure.