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Film review

DiCaprio shines but tale of financial ‘goodfellas’ sputters

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in director Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in director Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s most charismatic performance ever anchors Martin Scorsese’s robust and raunchy lowlifes-of-high-finance comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street.” This is their greatest teaming, a veritable “Citizen Kane” of the post-“greed is good” era — three hours of cocaine and orgies and high-living by the sorts of gauche gamblers who brought that age, and the world economy, to its knees. It is Scorsese’s “La Dolce Vita,” a manic, coke-fueled stock market “Goodfellas” following the rise ...


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