The best thing about Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated/much-dreaded The Great Gatsby is that it is unmistakably F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" isn't a disaster. Every frame is sincere. Its miscalculations come from a wish to avoid embalming a classic novel in "respectfulness" — a worthy goal, i
As with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas (increasingly rare in this cautious Hollywood age), it exudes an undeniable fascination — at least for a while.
Baz Luhrmann has transformed a book of class, subtlety and sophistication into a frenzied folly, with the heartfelt emotion of a Las Vegas floorshow, writes CHRIS TOOKEY.