Skip to comments.Review: Wolf of Wall Street
Posted on 12/25/2013 9:37:42 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
My husband and I and 2 friends walked out of "Wolf of Wall Stret", the new DiCaprio flic, about 10 minutes into the movie. We absolutely could not stand the constant barrage of obscene language and visuals. I have never seen anything so obnoxious in my life and refused to ruin Christmas Day with such garbage.
We complained at the box office and got our money back. Now, I'm about ready to write to the movie theatre and newspaper to warn others about this offensive movie. The interesting thing is that I'd seen a trailer for this movie last week, and it didn't look anything like this.
Has anybody else seen this movie?
Do what I do.... go no higher than PG or make it a classic film. (throw out your tv and just bookmark FR, Redstate, Drudge, and your favorite religious sites...situation fixed.)
I wont be watching this film, heard today its full of anti capitalist garbage..wont be wasting my time on this
Word of warning: the theatre where we walked out of the DiCaprio film also showed a trailer for an upcoming comedy called “Bad Words” about some adult entering a kids’ spelling bee. That was also a constant stream of offensive language, much of it aimed at children.
What’s up with Hollywood? Who approves these story lines, and how do they get in theatres. The DiCaprio film was rated “R”. I think that it should be “X”. I don’t know the rating for Bad Words, but it also should be X. The theatre claims that it asks for IDs and doesn’t allow kids under age 17 in. I say BS. Nobody checks IDs. We go there regularly and usually one of us buys the tickets for all 4. Nobody checks to see who actually uses the tickets. nybody has access to the lobby where they wait for the person who has all 4 tickets to enter the theatre.
That is my usual practice — no higher than PG 13. But, the trailers made this film look interesting. They were short, mild, and said something about a stock trader working with the Feds to expose anti investor practices. Don’t know because I couldn’t get through the pro drug, anti woman, anti decency, anti capitalist, obscene invective.
BTW, the theatre was packed. We made quite a ruckus by leaving.
We saw Saving Mr Banks with the family. It was very good! It’s not for young kids, but my 17 year old daughters loved it. My 19 year old son who likes action flicks liked it.
I thought Tom Hanks did a good job of capturng Walt Disney.
Were going tomorrow night. The language does not bother me although sometimes I think they do go overboard. Six of us are going. We will give you a review afterwards.
I watched the promo on IMDB and the story looks so over the top and improbable that it’s an insult to your intelligence. I’ll wait to see it when I can take it out from my library at no charge. Only one hint of vulgarity in the promo.
It was non stop vulgarity. DiCaprio snorting cocaine out of some woman’s bare butt was the last straw for me. I would have gotten up even sooner, but I was trapped against the wall in the theatre.
I would not waste my money, or my soul, on this piece of garbage.
See #9. Don’t waste your soul on this piece of pornography. See something uplifting instead.
The “R” rating to “X”, is a cliff in the industry.. The only reliable ratings are, “G”, and “X, IMHO.. Knowing they couldn’t bluff a PG 17, which is the safer bet to draw the teen market and adults, thus the most reliable movie market.. They push the envelope on the middle ratings..
PG, loses the Millennials, and older adults, PG 13 is a dud with only families with grown children as the only available target, today’s teens hate this rating in recent years, and you are correct, no one challenges the younger costumers unless it is so obvious that other adults will/might, complain..
Saw “Saving Mr. Banks” last week and I loved it. Walt Disney will be Tom Hanks in my mind forever. I agree with you on the age recommendation. Banks would be hard to take for any child who has to deal with alcoholism in their own family.
Rush talked about it last week and about how Leonard DiCrapio wanted to show the world how evil capitalists were. That’s all I needed to know.
Rarely, if ever, do I watch something that comes out of Hollywood but, when I do, it is usually by the time it has reached the cheap DVD section and I’ve already heard about it.
My computer won’t play the promo, and the version I saw was in the theatre last week attached to “Saving Mr. Banks”, which was PG. They must have taken all of the offensive stuff out of that version. I was blindsided.
Charlie Gasparino (Fox Business commentator) said that he refused to see it. That is the only thing I’d heard about it, other than the mild, sanitized promo that I saw last week. Gasparino would not explain his objection — just something about how he “works on Wall Street, and I love those guys”.
Is anyone else tired of Scorsese putting DiCaprio in ALL his movies? He used to have De Niro as his leading man. Quite a step down, IMO.
No accounting for people's taste, is there? (Unless they were all suckered in there like I was.)
At least with DeNiro, you got a new character with most every movie. DiCapprio tends to portray slight variations of the same character. Either the director likes his lead actors Italian, or he is waiting for another Titanic sweep at the box office.
This is less a review than it is a reaction to that film, but thanks for the warning. Should be rated VO for Vulgarians Only.
Saw Walter Mitty today. It was good in spite of Sean Penn’s brief performance. The scenery was fantastic! Stay away from We’re the Millers. Non stop f-bombs and graphic nudity. Friends rented it and we really like them or we would have walked. The poor wife was hiding her face in the couch out of disgust and embarrassment for half of the movie. Very surprising considering Jennifer Aniston was in it.
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