1. Director Baz Luhrmann gets ‘The Great Gatsby’ just right
Chicago Sun-Times, 5/8/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35
This reviewer loved the movie and felt that it perfectly captured the essence of the novel and its iconic main character. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anachronistic, charisma, cipher, decadent, elusive, grandiose, nefarious, polarizing, and quaint.
2. The Grating 'Gatsby'
The Wall Street Journal, 5/9/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 84
This reviewer hated the movie and called it an "exercise in absurd excess" that "derogates the artistry of Fitzgerald." Read more and learn vocabulary words like agog, banality, calumny, gregarious, incipient, intractably, surrogate, vestige, and yearning.
3. Perhaps Baz Luhrmann Should Have Just Made a Musical Great Gatsby After All
Vanity Fair, 5/10/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57
This reviewer is somewhere in between, offering a more moderate opinion on the film adaptation. Read more and learn vocabulary words like audacity, climactic, elude, ineffable, jaundiced, overwrought, potency, reverential, vigil, and scrupulous.
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