The Great Gatsby

142 mins
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Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic masterpiece set in New York in the spring of 1922... More

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The Great Gatsby | Ratings & Reviews

"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."

Flicks, Dominic CorryFlicks

"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."


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

Total FilmTotal Film

"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."

Time OutTime Out

"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."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

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

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

The Great Gatsby | Details

Award winner
Best Production Design and Costume Design at the Academy Awards and BAFTAs 2014
M, Violence & sex scenes
Drama, Romance
Country of origin
USA, Australia