The Great Gatsby
Aspiring writer Nick Carraway goes to New York City at the height of the Roaring Twenties and is drawn into the world of the super-rich and the mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby.
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Fitzgerald classic gets a decadent, gorgeous, tricky update.
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Rotten: Despite timely relevance, enduring truths and Luhrmann's earnest efforts to make The Great Gatsby jump off the screen, he -- and we -- finally can't help but fail to grasp it.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fresh: Luhrmann hasn't unlocked the secrets of a story that remains all but unfilmable, but his Gatsby is far more than a collection of superficial splashes and tics.
- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, May 9, 2013
Rotten: The central problem with Luhrmann's film is that when it's entertaining it's not Gatsby, and when it's Gatsby it's not entertaining.
- Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, Friday, May 10, 2013
A very faithful adaptation that, with all its glamorous costume and production design, overstylized visuals and anachronic music that only add to it, proves to be a surprisingly riveting experience and lives up to the good novel that inspired it.
- blacksheepboy, Monday, June 10, 2013
literature and cinema are two of my greatest passions. when they come together well i am elated. from all i had heard, this was a failed attempt at bringing FSF's novel to life. while i agree with the popular sentiment that it doesnt quite have the soul of the novel, i was still very pleased with this film. in fact, i think its quite exceptional. as i see it, as a genre piece it accomplished things tht may not have "soul", but it certainly has flare and still carries the philosophical undertones of the novel in an interesting way. this isnt the grand portrayal of the novel that that novel some day deserves to see on film, but there is a place for this movie as an addition to Gatsby's legacy in americana. the soundtrack is atrocious, and the only reason the film isnt rated even more highly, but overall i loved this movie.
- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, May 28, 2013