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Martin Scorsese's mixed 'Wolf' reviews from some Academy members

By April Neale Dec 23, 2013, 19:11 GMT

Martin Scorsese's mixed 'Wolf' reviews from some Academy members

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Esteemed director Martin Scorsese may not be receiving rousing warm notes on his latest "Wolf Of Wall Street" film.

Scorsese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street, according to Vanity Fair, "is amoral and revolting—and that's coming from somebody who really liked it," writes VF reporter Katey Rich.

Sharp humor laces Scorsese's latest film, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" a memoir writ large and graphically dramatized. The story focuses on unscrupulous stockbrokers, the excesses of the 1980s and all the bad behavior that underscored a subset of wildly rich renegades of the financial world. Based on the memoir of multimillionaire Jordan Belfort, Wolf's lens is focused on the greed of the decade and the film energeticaly feels more akin to Scorsese's Goodfellas based on critics' overall impressions.


Vanity Fair points to a Facebook post from actress Hope Holiday, who reportedly attended a Saturday screening of The Wolf of Wall Street.

She described the screening as “torture,” and ended with a screaming screenwriter who shouted “Shame on you!” to Scorsese.”

Vanity Fair speculated that there's an age bias and gap of those in the Academy who are "turned off' by films today.



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