The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
  • PG-13
  • 2h 22m
  • 2013
Rotten48%
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The uniquely imaginative Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Australia) tackles F. Scott Fitzgerald's landmark novel, The Great Gatsby, with blockbuster star Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Spider-Man's Tobey Maguire stars as the Fitzgerald-like would-be writer Nick Carraway who arrives in New York in 1922, an era of loose morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick encounters the mysterious millionaire Gatsby and his bewitching cousin Daisy. Soon, Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. Bearing witness to this new world, Nick pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and unforgettable tragedy -- mirroring our own times and struggles.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: While certainly ambitious -- and every bit as visually dazzling as one might expect -- Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby emphasizes visual splendor at the expense of its source material's vibrant heart.
Reviews
Us Weekly
Mara Reinstein
Rotten

Just because a film looks like it was dipped in 18-karat gold doesn't mean it's rich in quality

June 22, 2017
The New Republic
David Thomson
Rotten

It's stupefying, it's vulgar, it's demeaning-it's dull and there's nothing like the dullness that...

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Ed Gibbs
Rotten

Luhrmann understandably wants his Gatsby to be great, but he has inadvertently reminded us that th...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Rotten

The problem is that in such a raucous adaptation, the cast can only act coarsely, too.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fitzgerald classic gets a decadent, gorgeous, tricky update.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that director Baz Luhrmann's (Moulin Rouge) take on The Great Gatsby is a decadent, dizzying version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel. The movie is true to the book, featuring scenes with lots of drinking -- often to excess -- and smoking. There's not too much swearing (though some soundtrack song lyrics include infrequent use of "s--t" and "f--k"), but expect some violence (a man punches another, a car hits a woman head-on, and a character shoots another) and sexuality. Couples -- including people married to others -- are shown kissing and in bed (bare shoulders). Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan star; that, plus the movie's hip soundtrack and lush style, are likely to make it very appealing to teens.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 10, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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