Box art for The Great Gatsby (1974)

The Great Gatsby (1974)

drama, romance

Robert Redford stars as self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, who uses his vast (and implicitly ill-gotten) fortune to buy his way into Long Island society.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Too slow, too dull. Redford lacked the danger of Fitzgerald's creation.

- Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN), Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: One of Redford's best

- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Great book crumy movie, they completely missed the plot. Redford was good though, as always.

- smith44, Sunday, April 4, 2010

3 stars

Well appointed but ponderous version of classic tale. Redford and Farrow fit their parts well physically but lack chemistry, the sets are gorgeous but the film just sort of chugs along keeping its distance from the audience so when tradegy occurs its at a remove. Sam Waterson turns in a fine performance as tha narrator.

- jjnxn, Sunday, August 2, 2009

3 stars

I remember reading this book for my English class junior year, it wasn't so bad. We also had to watch the movie afterwards, which I enjoyed.

- LitelBluHli, Thursday, March 26, 2009