wolf of wall street

Martin Scors­ese’s up­roar­i­ous epic finds hi­lar­ity in greed, cru­elty and in­dus­trial quan­ti­ties of drugs

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You could play a drink­ing game around this, at­tempt­ing to take a shot (or, more fit­tingly, a pill or a sniff of white pow­der) ev­ery time an on­screen char­ac­ter does the same. But don’t do that – you’d as­suredly die and then you’d miss this won­drous, hi­lar­i­ous film. Di­rec­tor Martin Scors­ese al­most re­makes his own Good­fel­las, but with all the men­ace stripped out, play­ing grotesque ex­cess for laughs and mak­ing no bones about its char­ac­ters’ near to­tal ab­sence of re­deem­ing qual­i­ties. A scene in which a drool­ing Leonardo DiCaprio (never bet­ter) spends what feels like an eter­nity try­ing to crawl to his white Fer­rari while to­tally out of his mind on ’ludes is ar­guably the fun­ni­est thing com­mit­ted to film in the last year. Like the whole film, it’s long and sure to of­fend many right­think­ing people, yet you can’t drag your eyes away from it for a sec­ond. $40 Blu-ray, $25 HD down­load, out May 28

“Hands up who

likes drugs!”

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