At the age of 72 Martin Scorsese is on fire! and The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the Scorsese's best!!! This movie is filled with Prep talks, drugs, dwarf, naked women, orgies and more drugs and of course CASH !! for 179 minutes with no judgment giving by Martin and wonderful performance by Hill and DiCaprio. The wolf of Wall street is Goodfellas combined with Scarface on Speed with turgid and variably paced edited by Thelma Schoonmaker, a Story about the raise and Fall of a young Stockbroker Jordan Belford who earns his name "The Wolf or Wall street " in the 80's.
Many people say this film has no story, no message, no plot but as you know of Martin's background as a documentary director, he once again successfully shown you what it's "like" to be in a different world, a world you don't usually see, just like Taxi Driver or Raging Bull or After Hour. He is showing you "How and what happened " with out lecture and moral, rather you like it or not, you'll be your own judge. If you have to find one thing in common in Martin's movie is that he is trying to tell us that we can not escape who we are (as least the characters in his film can't) their fate is decided by their own character, no matter if he is Henry from Good fellas "As far as I remember, I always wanted to be a Gangster", Frank Costello in the Departed, "I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me." Rupert Pupkin in The king of comedy "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime", Teddy Daniel in Shutter Island "You know, this place makes me wonder. Which would be worse - to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?", even Jesus Christ in The last temptation of Christ "Today and tomorrow I cast out demons and work cures. On the third day, I will be perfected". No one can survive form their fate and they were born this way and that's how they live .. and happened to be The wolf of Wall Street is talking about Jordan being the Alpha male the wolf pack, being a leader to his pack to hunt and play, even the FBI gave him a chance to give up and walk away, he just can't do it because afterall , no one tells a wolf what to do !! We human are only here to observe. The wolf of Wall Street is the Discovery channel trying to show us how "werewolf " behaves with lots of addiction, addiction of drugs, sex, money, power and love and addiction of being Animal.