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178 min.
Martin Scorsese
Crime, Drama, Biography
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6.5% (1:15)
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  1. Siskoid's avatar


    A little non-plussed by it, to tell you the truth. Scorsese's notion that the film, just like Las Vegas, is about excess - excessive colors, cutting, music (wall to wall), voice over... - is at once its problem and its reprieve. 2 years 7 months ago
  2. roobin_22's avatar


    422 times the use of the word fuck, which makes it 4th on the list of films that most frequently uses the word of fuck 8 years 8 months ago
  3. fonz's avatar


    From the Mean Streets of Goodfellas, Marty Scorsese's second entry in his Mafia Outsiders trilogy ends with a direct tie-in to The Wolf of Wall Street. Ace Rothstein laments the disappearance of the Las Vegas that he was the king of: "And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds." In some ways better than I remember it to be, in other ways worse. As a companion piece to Goodfellas, it seems like a poor carbon copy, but taken as a part of a greater film cycle (if you include Mean Streets and The Wolf, it fits right in with what Scorsese does better than most other filmmakers: make a three-hour picture feel at least two-thirds of its length, have a great soundtrack, have a scumbag lead character that commits illegal acts and mostly gets away clean, excessive use of the word "fuck".

    Scorsese takes dark worlds and makes them look like great fun. When someone gets whacked, they had it coming, there is no impact of their death, but the way it was carried out is the shocker (a head in a vice, baseball bats and being buried alive).

    Most notable about this picture is that this is the last time Robert De Niro and Scorsese teamed up (after 8 marvelous collaborations), the last time Joe Pesci made a significant impact in a movie of any significance, ditto for Sharon Stone. Most significant for me is that for the longest time I thought that Georges Delerue's "Theme de Camille" was native to this picture because its use is so perfect it could not be any other way. It was only years ago when I finally saw Contempt that I realized Scorsese's use of the track was an homage to Godard, who uses it a bit too much in that movie.
    2 years 12 months ago
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