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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s “Wolf of Wall Street” Crashes

In response to Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s 774‑word review of The Wolf of Wall Street on Spirituality and Practice

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, husband and wife Zen masters of their domain over at Spirituality and Practice, offer up their take on the new Scorsese film with their review, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Like all of their efforts, it’s difficult to even call this a review. Their aim is to enlighten readers on the spiritual connotations of a given film and they don’t seem overly concerned about critiquing the film’s merits, though they are technically film critics—they are featured on Rotten Tomatoes as such.  

In the 774 words, there’s not a single mention of the actor’s performances. The Brussats offer no discussion of the film’s pacing and, aside from saying Scorsese’s flick “takes the prize for its excessiveness,” there’s not one iota of criticism of the direction.  

What’s more, these Maharishis of the movies serve up more spoilers than you can shake a thurible at. In all their disgust at the film’s “soul rot,” they give away massive amounts of the story, including giant plot points and where the main character ends up at the closing credits.

So, it hardly needs to be said, but if you value your time at the movies, stay far, far away from this one.     

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