Feb 02, 2014 Washington Post: "The Wolf of Wall Street" review "Scorsese’s latest is easy to admire, harder to love" - Washington Post. Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street." In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese’s big, bravura, maddeningly uneven indictment of the extreme financial depredations that characterized the 1990s, DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a real-life swindler and penny-stock con man who made more than $100 million off of unwitting investors. The Queens-born Belfort may embody the same ambition and shadowy ruthlessness as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s self-made anti-hero, but he has none of his subtlety or allegorical heft. There’s no enigmatic green light goading Belfort on in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” other than the unseen internal one telling him to go, go, go and get more, more, more. (...) "Belfort is such a thoroughly loathsome character that it makes “The Wolf of Wall Street” difficult to process as art, much less entertainment. There’s no doubt that Scorsese — working with screenwriter Terence Winter, cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto and longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker — is still working at the top of his game, his sheer technical chops and exuberant commitment exerting an insistent, sleeve-tugging pull. Juxtaposing blues and Afro-pop riffs with shiny nouveau-riche settings and at least two astonishing set pieces, Scorsese evinces the same canny eye and ear that make his movies compulsively watchable, regardless of who or what they’re about. Only a filmmaker of his prowess and infectious energy can make three hours zip by this fast." By Ann Hornaday. Click here to read more!