'The Great Gatsby' Review: Baz Luhrmann Gets Greedy

'The Great Gatsby' falls short trying to serve both the Fitzgerald original and its filmmaker's aesthetic.

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "The Great Gatsby."

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Luhrmann could have delivered an eye-popping, convention-busting love story if he had abandoned placating Fitzgerald purists altogether. Instead, he tries to serve two masters: the book and his own aesthetic. He doesn't need Nick Carraway to scold him for being so greedy.

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