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The Great Gatsby

Drama Romance


 

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour.

"The Great Gatsby" as a book is a literary classic and it's difficult to review the movie without making comparisons. Most viewers will watch with some sort of expectation. Do so at the peril of your enjoyment, look too critically and you'll see this is not a perfect image of the novel. Forget familiarity, the director has delivered a turbo-charged, multi-coloured and visually spectacular version of the story and intriguing characters alike. This film version is true to the source but somehow greater.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 30th May 2013
143 mins