Movie Review – The Great Gatsby

The Silver Screener

WARNING: Spoilers. There are plot giveaways in this review. (But nothing big so stop having a cry and read the damn review!)



IMDB Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (49,082 votes)

Director: Baz Luhrmann

To my unexpected delight, Baz Luhrmann’s rendition of The Great Gatsby is equally about the “Great” as it is about the “Gatsby”.

The spectacle of it all is a trait for Luhrmann. It seems that he’s always relished having the big bucks on his projects, perhaps because he made so many low-budget shorts in his earlier days. That being truthful is something I’m not sure about, but obviously something made Luhrmann appreciate his budget more than others may. And he used it to his advantage, like he always does. Jay Gatsby’s incredible wealth and mysterious life gave Luhrmann the perfect opportunity to throw one of the biggest parties ever…

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