The Wolf of Wall Street Monday, 13 July 2020

The Wolf of Wall Street

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch:

    A howling success.

  • Starring:

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley

  • Directed by:

    Martin Scorsese

  • Running time:

    180 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)


    People get slapped, punched, hung over a balcony, hit with objects, tackled, held at gunpoint, arrested, bound. A man eats a pet goldfish. Near-choking, near-strangling, dangerous driving, car accidents, helicopter crash, boating accident, plane crash, explosion, DUI. Shooting (target practice), domestic violence. Smashed objects, broken glass, vehicle debris, property damage. Theft, attempted bribery. Yelling, arguing, shouting. Suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody corpse, blood on objects (photo). Blood splatter, blood on clothing, blood on forehead, bruising. Exploding bird mentioned.


    Many couples seen having sex (male-female, male-male, female-female). Threesomes, group sex, orgies. Prostitution, strippers, oral sex, masturbation, orgasm. Male genitals seen. Full female nudity, breasts. Kissing, fondling, groping. Prostitution, pornographic magazines, group sex, sex addiction mentioned. Shirtless men, people in underwear, people in swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual innuendo. Infidelity. Breast implants, pubic hair removal, genitalia discussed. Sexual-themed language and crude remarks.


    People smoke crack, snort cocaine, consume pills (quaaludes). Drug-selling, drug-induced behaviour. Quaaludes, 'ludes, Lemmon 7-14, Adderall, Xanax, pot, cocaine, morphine, adrenaline, tranquilisers, penicillin, getting high mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, cocktails), intoxication. Smoking.


    C-word, f-words (very frequent), s-words, a-words, n-word, sonofab*tch. Name-calling, belittling. Slang for genitalia, slang for bodily fluids, derogatory terms for women, derogatory terms for homosexuals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations. Derogatory humour about disability. Gender, homosexual, corporate, FBI stereotypes.


    Jordan Belfort, wealth, fame, money, Wall St, brokerage, drugs, fraud, investigation, stockbroking, securities, corruption, corporate banking, sales, cousin marriage, infamy, infidelity, Black Monday, Stock Market Crash, IPOs, divorce, FBI, vices, penny stocks, money laundering, smuggling, sobriety, motivational speaking.


    Marriage proposal, wedding. Strip club, courtroom, prison settings. CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Divorce, cancer, deceased mother, deceased aunty, heart attack mentioned. Helicopters, lightning, at-sea rescue, mayday calls. Snake, chimpanzee, dog, goldfish, aquarium fish, horse. Hamburgers, fish, ham eaten. Vomiting, spitting, urination, regurgitation, enema. Strobe lighting. Based on a true story.


    Sensational, over-the-top, wicked, exorbitant, sensational, extravagant, unforgettable, audacious, riotous, visceral, hot, wet, virile, merciless, nonstop, hilarious, scary, focused, drug-soaked, crackling, riveted, condemning, outrageous, shameless. Knock-out performances, ravishing sets, dazzling cinematography, machine-gun rhythm, terrific soundtrack.


    Bruising, overlong, bloated, redundant, shapeless, misogynist, exhausting, hollow. Sprawling narrative, episodic script, needs editing.

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