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‘The Great Gatsby’ review: just how great is it?

Posted at 4:00 pm, May 14, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

It’s been years in the making and the subject of limitless guesswork and speculation, from ‘it’ll be the most beautiful film ever’ to ‘it’ll be a travesty of F Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece’. So how good is ‘Romeo + Juliet’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’ director Baz Luhrmann’s take on ‘The Great Gatsby’? Is Leonardo DiCaprio perfectly cast as you know who? Do Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire dazzle as his Jazz-age hangers-on? Is the Jay-Z soundtrack as wrong-headed and distracting as it sounds? Were they right to shoot in 3D? Find out, as Dave Calhoun offers his take on the week’s biggest release.

Read our review of The Great Gatsby now.

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