100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
What keeps the energy percolating is DiCaprio’s performance, in the loosest and most charismatic turn of his career.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is the best and most enjoyable American film to be released this year.
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100

Total Film

A touch too long, yet never slack, at three hours, TWOWS benefits from independent funding, Scorsese’s brass balls and an A-grade cast’s turbulent improvisations to emerge as an epic, boldly broad screwball comedy about the state of America, then and now.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
DiCaprio's swaggering, swinging-dick performance is the wildest damn thing he's ever put onscreen.
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100

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
As hot and wet as freshly butchered meat: every second, every frame of its three-hour running time is virile with a lifetime’s accumulated genius.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Wolf of Wall Street joins "After Hours" as the most openly comedic films Scorsese has made.
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
If it had been a drama, The Wolf of Wall Street might have been unwatchable: There’s simply too much of everything. But Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) hit on the genius idea to turn the story into a riotous comedy, one that keeps topping itself everytime you think it can’t possibly get crazier.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's rambunctious and unruly, but mesmerizing.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Scorsese tells the Wolf’s story almost strictly from the Wolf’s point of view. We never see his victims. It’s actually an effective technique, because the Wolf certainly never really saw his victims either — not as actual human beings who could be hurt by his financial hocus-pocus.
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80

Variety

By Scott Foundas
A big, unruly bacchanal of a movie that huffs and puffs and nearly blows its own house down, but holds together by sheer virtue of its furious filmmaking energy and a Leonardo DiCaprio star turn so electric it could wake the dead.
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76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.