The Great Gatsby
2013
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as literary icon Jay Gatsby in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Fascinated by the mysterious, affluent Gatsby, his neighbor Nick Carraway bears witness to the man's obsessive love and spiral into tragedy.

Samir Mehta: “It was ok.”

It almost sucked and it almost ruled. But it was ok. It lived and died as a Baz Luhrman production - it had wondrous visuals and style, but the nuance and insight of the novel are turned into a trite romance. If you like the book sincerely, you'll find the film wanting. But it has some nice production design and Leo is solid.

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Erik Bates: “It was ok.”

The visuals and the soundtrack were very Baz Lurhmann. I expected nothing but the best in those categories. It's been so long since I've read the book that I didn't have the highest expectations (or the memory of the plot) to say that it did or did not stay true to the source. I found it entertaining, and fun to look at, but that's about the extent of it... ol' sport.

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