Rich’s review of The Wolf of Wall Street for Perygl Productions!
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese collaborate for the fifth time, on this occasion tackling the story of one Jordan Belfort; a Wall Street broker who defrauded investors for millions by selling them worthless penny stocks. The film is a fast paced three hour epic that again sees Scorsese utilize the rise and fall story arc that has served him so well in his previous classics such as Raging Bull and Goodfellas. However this time the director turns his attention to the white collar criminal and trades the gangster and his gun for a yuppie and his telephone.
Belfort’s story starts with the ambitious and naive twenty two year old, getting his first job as a Wall Street stock broker. Here he catches the attention of boss Mark Hanna, who subsequently takes the young Belfort out to lunch and gives him…
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