'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.


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


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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