Dizzying, no-holds-barred study of corruption

The Wolf of Wall Street will offend some, perhaps inspire others, writes GEOFFREY EU

NOTHING succeeds like excess, as they say, and The Wolf of Wall Street is about as excessive as it gets.

Director Martin Scorsese's paean to a time (the decade between the late-1980s and late-'90s) when greed was good and a job on Wall Street was the equivalent of handing ambitious 20-somethings the keys to an adult candy store is itself a bloated, over-indulgent exercise in excess - but boy, it sure looks like they had a lot of fun.

The "wolf" in the title refers to Jordan Belfort, a young man who...

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