The Great Gatsby 3D

The Great Gatsby 3D

The Great Gatsby 3D

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic masterpiece set in New York in the spring of 1922 - an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Joel Edgerton. Winner of the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Costume and Production Design.

Would-be writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) leaves the Midwest for New York, chasing his own American Dream. He lands next door to mysterious, party-giving millionaire Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband Tom (Edgerton). Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich and, from within, pens a tale of love, ambition and tragedy.

Best Production Design and Costume Design at the Academy Awards and BAFTAs 2014
2012Rating: M, Mature themes and violence142 minsUSA, Australia
DramaRomance3D
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

The Ok Gatsby

Beautifully crafted yet somehow soulless and not a patch on the source material. That said, there's a corking soundtrack, some gorgeously crafted cinematography, costumes, sets and scenes. Worthy more than worthwhile, interesting more than entertaining and dazzling rather than dramatic. Still, good to see Leo stretching his acting chops. With this and his...

3.0
0

The Great-ish Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Great indulgence and prosperity of all time, with everything in excess, set in the rawing 20's, based on the novel written in 1925. Wonderfully colourful both visually and verbally, and loved the pretence of the character Gatsby, more like a child than a man in my opinion of the film. Not giving any spoilers, its a great watch with...

4.0
0

Doesn't hit the mark

I felt this always threatened to be a lot better. But repetition, some poxy CGI backdrops, and a lack of subtlety means the dots didn't join up for me. But, it's not all bad - Di Caprio is brilliant, and its as stylish and visually energetic as you'd expect from Luhrmann.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What Luhrmann grasps even less than previous adapters of the tale is that Fitzgerald was, via his surrogate Carraway, offering an eyewitness account of the decline of the American empire, not an invitation to the ball.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The anachronistic pop-music cues, digitally augmented tracking shots and disco-globe-glittery production design don't re-create the headiness of early-20th-century New York so much as invent a billowy fantasy otherworld in the gauzy vein of Twilight.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Less a conventional movie adaptation than a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An energetic, glittering adaptation of the classic Fitzgerald novel, but sacrifices all of the original's subtlely in the process.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The cast is first-rate, the ambiance and story provide a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite DiCaprio's prize performance, purists will fume, but even as lit-crashing razzle-dazzle entertainment Luhrmann's adaptation is a candelabrum too far.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

What Luhrmann grasps even less than previous adapters of the tale is that Fitzgerald was, via his surrogate Carraway, offering an eyewitness account of the decline of the American empire, not an invitation to the ball.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The anachronistic pop-music cues, digitally augmented tracking shots and disco-globe-glittery production design don't re-create the headiness of early-20th-century New York so much as invent a billowy fantasy otherworld in the gauzy vein of Twilight.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Less a conventional movie adaptation than a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An energetic, glittering adaptation of the classic Fitzgerald novel, but sacrifices all of the original's subtlely in the process.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The cast is first-rate, the ambiance and story provide a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Despite DiCaprio's prize performance, purists will fume, but even as lit-crashing razzle-dazzle entertainment Luhrmann's adaptation is a candelabrum too far.

2.0
0

The Ok Gatsby

Beautifully crafted yet somehow soulless and not a patch on the source material. That said, there's a corking soundtrack, some gorgeously crafted cinematography, costumes, sets and scenes. Worthy more than worthwhile, interesting more than entertaining and dazzling rather than dramatic. Still, good to see Leo stretching his acting chops. With this and...

3.0
0

The Great-ish Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Great indulgence and prosperity of all time, with everything in excess, set in the rawing 20's, based on the novel written in 1925. Wonderfully colourful both visually and verbally, and loved the pretence of the character Gatsby, more like a child than a man in my opinion of the film. Not giving any spoilers, its a great watch with...

4.0
0

Doesn't hit the mark

I felt this always threatened to be a lot better. But repetition, some poxy CGI backdrops, and a lack of subtlety means the dots didn't join up for me. But, it's not all bad - Di Caprio is brilliant, and its as stylish and visually energetic as you'd expect from Luhrmann.

3.0
0