The Wolf of Wall Street

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Intoxicating rise-and-fall story is full of sex and drugs.

R 2013 180 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 87 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 178 reviews

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age 16+
Great for masturbating, but not for kids AT ALL!

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age 18+

Excellent and thought-provoking, but not for kids!

This film is very well-made, thought-provoking and intoxicating, but it is for adults only. It is about a former stock broker who is corrupt and isn’t arrested for years, so he spent years of his life making millions and then spending it really fast. There are some fights and car crashes when it comes to violence, as well as a really bad drug overdose, which results in a car being crashed and badly damaged. There is also plenty of drinking and smoking throughout the film. There is also very graphic sex, as well as sex talk and references. In my opinion, they should have toned down the sex a little more. It was very extensively and graphically used. There are also references to adultery with the movie beginning with the main character being married, then he cheats on his wife, divorces and remarries, and then cheats on his new wife. This is also one of the most sweary movies ever made, with 500+ uses of the f-word and much, much more, probably covering every expletive in the book, so expect nonstop, constant cursing. Despite all of this dirty content, there are some positive messages, like a change of character in Jordan Belfort when he helps the government and the FBI track down and arrest the other corrupt brokers to be charged. Because of this, Belfort got three years in federal prison instead of the decades he was initially facing. Another positive message is that you should appreciate money for what it is and not to take it for granted. With all this to say, this is a great, well-made film, but it is not for kids.

This title has:

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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