I had been planning to write a piece on that thieving prick Jordan Balfour since he is so archetypal of what is wrong with the finance industry. But every now and again someone comes along and does a much better job than you could and saves you the trouble.
Sure, it has a big star and a bigger director and has won and been nominated for numerous awards, but The Wolf of Wall Street is a lousy movie.
It doesn’t deserve an Oscar for anything – unless there’s a category for multi-faceted indulgence.
There is only one small saving grace in the three hours it took Martin Scorsese to remake Ben Younger’s 2000 Boiler Room (by adding more money, more sex, more drugs and vast wads of Leonardo DiCaprio to no better effect).
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