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Kurt Loder Reviews The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese's electrifying tale of sex and drugs and very dirty money.

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Paramount

Martin Scorsese's new movie hits the ground running with a montage of dwarf tossing, sex grappling, and extreme drug behavior of a sort I don't believe I've ever seen on-screen before. Then it gets really crazy. Frantically edited down from four hours to three, and now arriving at the last moment for Oscar consideration, The Wolf of Wall Street is hilarious and appalling and, by the end, a little exhausting. Kurt Loder says it's hard not to get caught up in these people's demented exuberance.