Based on a novel of the same name, Nick Carraway wants to become a writer, but loses out his way looking at the stock market boom in New York and tries his hand at stock broking and bonds. Right next to his home, he gets an invitation to be the guest of a very popular Mr. Jay Gatsby, who most of the people come home to party, but are unaware who Jay Gatsby even is. He is given a royal treatment by Jay Gatsby, who requests a favour of him and his cousin’s friend. What happens thereon makes this movie.
Running Time:
143 min
Release date:
10 May 2013
Directed by:
Baz Luhrmann
Produced by:
Baz Luhrmann
Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Catherine Martin
Written by:
Baz Luhrmann
Craig Pearce
Based on:
The Great Gatsby by
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leonardo DiCaprio
Tobey Maguire
Carey Mulligan
Joel Edgerton
Isla Fisher
Music by:
Craig Armstrong
Shot by:
Simon Duggan
Editing by:
Matt Villa
Jason Ballantine
Jonathan Redmond
Distributed by:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Roadshow Entertainment

What’s Hot

  • The story has to be applauded for the fact that there are ample gripping sequences where the audience are left intrigued about the story and what comes next.
  • Due to the characterization of the protagonist, there is an adequate amount of the movie which is spent in parties. We see an extravagant display of Art Direction and Costume Design at its best, with the female lead looking stunning with her costumes, not to forget that of the protagonist.
  • The lead actors and the supporting actors have delivered crisp performance of their roles, with Tobey Maguire essaying a narrator. The antagonist and his role is also noteworthy.
  • The director has done a good job staying true to the storyline and getting the most out of the actors and the other supporting cast.

What’s Not

  • The screenplay of the movie could have been done better. There are points in the movie where the real identity of Jay Gatsby is very puzzling.



Verdict Stamp

For the story and its cast, this movie could have been made in a better way with some better screenplay and cinematography. Although the lead actors have delivered a sterling performance and the story has enough to offer in terms of intriguing sequences, it just does not create the needed impact in the minds of the viewers.